On Thursday March 14, 2013, NAMAC held an informational consultation for Members with digital strategist, Adam Schweigert of Investigative News Network. Read here for some specific takeaways on how to go about crafting your social media campaign, and why you may not -- yet -- need a Pinterest account.
Infographic from Mashable.
NAMAC Members and Affiliates: Bring your social media and communications questions to a FREE, informational and small-group consultation with digital strategist, Adam Schweigert! The consultation will be held online on Thursday March 14 at 11 AM PST / 2 PM EST. To join the conversation, register here! But register fast! Because this will be an open-foum discussion to provide specific guidance for your social media concerns, partcipation is limited to 15 attendees (first come, first-served).
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Several services have cropped up purporting to rank the “popularity” and “influence” of social media users. Some sites have ranked blogs based on visitor traffic alone. The history of discrimination against small media outlets warrants a critical look at how ranking services in new media will affect small businesses seeking to develop their brands.
In these first two months of 2011, we have witnessed an extraordinary sequence of events demonstrating the transformative possibilities of social media when employed in the area of social change. While it is crucial that we not erase the specific contexts of activist engagement or the diverse organizing elements involved in particular political movements and protests, it is also clear that the tools of social media have played a vital role in an ongoing series of upheavals in Northern Africa and the Middle East. Closer to home, I was intrigued by ongoing references to connections between events in Cairo and the labor protests in Madison, which circulated though a variety of social media from Flickr to Facebook to Twitter. The continued linkage of these two very different political events, albeit tenuous or indeed maladroit, illustrates both the power of the new media forms as well as the global reach of the conversation around questions of democracy and social justice.
The IBM Center for Social Software hosts the first ever Place Summit in Cambridge, MA and I am one of over 100 people invited to the event. The Social and the Spacial: Occupying Place and Space is a two-day extended conversation held in un-conference style which is a facilitated, participant-driven event centered on a theme or purpose. We are sent an announcement that poses the following questions for thought:
Storytelling is at the forefront of every stage of content creation and it is the theme of my second NAMAC blog 'travelogue'. Here I begin exactly one day after the SIEGE 2010 Expo concluded when the FutureMedia Fest kicks off at Georgia Tech. I offer my personal experience with computer-based media as a backstory.
In order to foster online communities, arts and cultural organizations must first foster their physical communities, or vice versa.
NAMAC members weigh in on the best and worst of 2009: from work ethic to public media, web 2.0 projects to local organizing efforts.
Hear from Julia Kirt of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition on the 10 Worst Artist Excuses for Turning Proposals or Artwork in Late, read up on the top 10 download folder items that Belinda Rawlins of the Transmission Project keeps coming back to, and check out Patty Zimmerman's list of the best international multi-platform Web 2.0 projects of 2009.
However, the tech is secondary, not nearly as important as repairing some current issues with trust and curation.
As a news media guy, I'm an amateur, relying on large part on people who really know the business. Frequent engagement in social media helps, and most importantly, 14 years in online customer service gives me a good feel for the ground truth and attitude online.