This lovely manual typewriter I dub “Flower Child” for its hippie vibe and late-’60s design. But it’s square enough to be a really great typer, too.Continue reading “1968 Smith-Corona Classic 12”
“Web Principles” â€” Additional Resources
Here are some links, books, tools, and recommendations related to my workshop, “Web Principles for the Rest of Us,” given for the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management at North Park University on December 2, 2010. Continue reading ““Web Principles” â€” Additional Resources”
Forrester’s social technographics profile tool
If you’re here because you’ve read my article in the newsletter of the “School of Business and Nonprofit Management”:http://www.northpark.edu/sbnm/ from “North Park University”:http://www.northpark.edu/, welcome. I’m pleased to pass along a simple “starter” tool that helps demonstrate the importance of various social-media activities for particular portions of the population.
Play a little with this tool, noting particularly anywhere your clients or constituents would have an index (in the right column of the chart) over 100. That’s a mode in which they’re especially primed to engage you in conversation via social media.
When you’re ready to take this initial information further, I highly recommend the following books for lots more, detailed strategy advice and information:
* Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff, “_Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies_”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1422125009/octothorppres-20
* Rick Levine et al., “_The Cluetrain Manifesto: Tenth Anniversary Edition_”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0465018653/octothorppres-20
* David Meerman Scott, “_The New Rules of Marketing and PR_”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0470547812/octothorppres-20
I look forward to your joining the conversation!
Why these apps are on my iPhone: Screen #1
If your app is going to make it onto one of the home screens of my iPhone, you’d better be good. Here’s what’s on my first screen — and why. Continue reading “Why these apps are on my iPhone: Screen #1”
“Must-Have Technologies” â€” additional resources
Additional resources for attendees of my “2010 Axelson Symposium”:http://npu.me/9YH2no seminar, “Must-Have Technologies for Nonprofits,” Wednesday, May 13, at 11:30 am in North Park University‘s Lecture Hall Auditorium.
Continue reading ““Must-Have Technologies” â€” additional resources”
Social Media SBNM course description
On Monday evenings, from August 30 to October 18, 2010, I’ll be teaching a graduate elective on social media for business and nonprofits in the “School of Business and Nonprofit Management”:http://www.northpark.edu/sbnm/ (SBNM) at “North Park University”:http://www.northpark.edu/. Here’s the current, working draft of a course description. Continue reading “Social Media SBNM course description”
Social Media Mistakes You Can Avoid
I recently led a seminar on the subject of “Mistakes You Can Avoid on Facebook and Twitter” for people in the nonprofit and ministry sector. I wish you all could have been there — but we’ll have to settle for sharing my one-page handout. Continue reading “Social Media Mistakes You Can Avoid”
Setting all the clocks
Here are all the clocks I have to reset twice a year for daylight-saving time: Continue reading “Setting all the clocks”
Special icon treatments in the Mac Finder
Two things I want for icons in the Macintosh Finder:
# Color-labeling icons in the Finder is OK — but I wish applying a label would wash the whole icon in color or surround it in a colored halo so that it were even more emphatic.
# And speaking of emphatic, I wish I could adjust the size of individual icons in any window (not just change the size of them all).
Digital fridge door
I want a refrigerator whose entire front surface is a digital display, programmable to show pictures, text, websites, anything.