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Non-profits have a supporter base of people that are engaged because they care about something bigger than themselves. This lends itself well to community and discussion.

For profit businesses are desperately trying to engage their customers, but the level of emotional engagement with a consumer brand is different to that of a moral or spiritual cause.

Corporate businesses would be smart to use social media to engage and to listen and facilitate their community of detractors and advocates to be a streamlined customer service tool.


Is this stealing intellectual property?

Google suspected that Bing was returning Google search results in the Bing search engine. So they set up a "test" to confirm that their suspicions were correct. Google's official blog posted this article yesterday: Microsoft's Bing uses Google search results - and denies it. I don't know about you, but I think this is pretty embarrassing.


Social media and community building

Great interview with Danielle Brigida, Digital Marketing Manager at the American National Wildlife Federation about social media and communities for not-for-profits -


I love the internet

I love the internet. I love that every day someone sends me something new and interesting to read, play, watch, listen, click or roll over. I am also a big fan of Google’s browser, Chrome. It frustrates me sometimes that corporations, rather than developers, are slow to take it up and many of the sites that I enjoy browsing are not fully functional when using Chrome. This is less frustrating than those businesses that have built applications using Internet Explorer 6 (IE6), now superseded by 3 superior versions, and refuse to upgrade their systems to...

Video killed the plain text website

I don’t know about you, but I love to quote music lyrics in conversation. When I say I love to do this, what I really mean is that later, when I’m thinking about a particular discussion that I’ve had that day with friends or colleagues, I wish that I had quoted the song lyrics that had just popped into my head 3 hours or 3 days after the dialogue.

But what is my point, you ask? Nothing related to music at all.

I was thinking about Video and the song “video killed the radio star” popped into my head...

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