Archive for the ‘WEB’ Category

COMMS corner: Toolkit Tuesday: 10 Top Twitter Analytics Tools – the following (mostly free) tools and resources are more relevant in keyword analysis and understanding Twitter accounts that belong to others.



COMMS corner: The best online tricks, shortcuts and tools of all-time? – Inviting YOU to help create a list of the best online hacks / tricks / secrets of all-time!! crowdsourcing the little tricks / secrets we all use on a daily basis and collate them for everyone to refer to.

Six handy tips for small charities to promote their websites – useful post from Econsultancy – top six web marketing projects that small charities or non-profits can undertake with confidence without the need to spend precious money on an agency

24tips: hand-picked tools and techniques for doing web stuff cheaply – excellent post from Steph – will be well worth subscribing to

Internet fraud for dummies: practical advice for protecting yourself against online scams – Internet fraud has been around for just about as long as the Internet itself. Each year, cybercriminals come up with new techniques and tactics designed to fool their potential victims. This article examines different types of fraud and what you can do to protect yourself against them.

50 Open Source Apps You Can Use in the Cloud – For the purposes of this list, any app available on a hosted or on-demand basis is considered a cloud app, with links to the pages that describe how the apps can be used in the cloud.

“Conversations are happening online with or without you. This is one of the most frequently used social media sayings. If you’re engaging with social media for your company, it’s almost second nature.”

Useful summary from Social Media Examiner – 9 Ways to Sell Social Media to the Boss

Disaster management using open source and social media – Interesting post by Craig Thomler – Ushahidi and Sahana are open source, free-to-use web-based platforms designed to be highly resilient during disaster situations and flexible to the needs of both developing and developed nations

A list of useful resources to help with using Facebook for your organisation – Facebook Resources for Nonprofit Organizations

Interesting post from the PushON blog – Social Media Policies & their importance for us all…

Get real-time information from a myriad of sources ranging
from blogs and published news articles to Twitter, LinkedIn, Jigsaw, and beyond, for free –

If you’re intending to design, or redesign, your web site, then there may be something of use here 10 Free Online Books for Web Designers

Lots of information and resources on Computer Forensics – SANS Computer Forensic Investigations and Incident Response

A useful list of templates and resources from Dave Fleet at Social Media Today- 57 Social Media Policy Examples and Resources

All the latest in the Security and Open source fields –  The H: Security news and Open source developments,  plus the H Internet Toolkit

Another good post from Donna @DonnaPapacosta about the value of adding audio to the communications mix –

Set yourself up with the tools for your own ‘virtual office’ 25 free online tools for media professionals on the move

Very useful post and podcast from @iictpete on how to Build a Communications Strategy including social media, go and check it out.

This offers a collection of strategies and tactics to
help small nonprofits get more out of using Facebook.

* Why Facebook?
* Creating Your Facebook Page
* Customizing Your Facebook Page
* How To Make Your Facebook Page Do Tricks
* Your Facebook Community
* Facebook Extras

Here’s a general introduction to writing content for the World Wide Web –

The basics of social media monitoring –  first post from Fresh Networks in their Social Media Monitoring – 2010 review series. In it they cover the basics of social media monitoring.

Technology Toolkit for Start-up Nonprofits: Part One – Wild Apricot Blog has the first of a two-part guest post from media consultant Minal Bopaiah of Brevity & Wit. Her “technology toolkit” and sample step-by-step plan are designed to help new nonprofit organizations get started with online marketing, outreach and fundraising — on a tight budget.

News Dots: The Day’s Events as a Social Network – Visualising news stories by showing their interconnectedness and frequency of appearance

Four Ways of Looking at Twitter  if you’re looking for some ways of visualising your Twitter presence, then there are some clever applications here.

BBC Technology Correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones provides a useful summary –

He also shared some of the technology and web services he uses with an audience at a Fit for the Future session. You can watch a video of the session here

Useful post on the Getting Attention blog along with links to the associated webinar and slide deck, both available free.  Direct link is

Fresh Networks have been publishing a short series on this topic this week and today’s post provides a round up and links to the individual posts.  Lots of useful content here.

Useful list of applications – well worth checking out to see if they can help you with any of your projects for your groups or communities

The Wild Apricot blog has published an excellent post giving details of 26 presentations on Social Media topics that are available on Slideshare.  If you’re looking to produce something for your organisation these are an excellent starting point to allow you to find inspiration or ideas for your work.  If you’ve got a presentation on Social Media topics that you’ve produced, why not share it with the folks at Wild Apricot by leaving the details as a comment to their post?

If you’re looking for a means of monitoring and measuring your organisation’s social media presence then Robin Broitman of Interactive Insights has posted a comprehensive list of resources, websites, services and advice for you.  You can find it here:

David Wilcox has an excellent post on this topic here – Sources for social technology propositions – please mix your own and also another here – 45 provocative propositions about using social technology both are valuable reads if you’re thinking about starting new projects to reach your communities.

An excellent post from Dave Briggs about the sorts of equipment you could use to do some informal/formal Social Reporting at any events you attend. Well worth reading.

Comprehensive guide on how to improve your organisation’s visibility to search engines and to spread your message and bring viewers to your website.

see3 communications have produced a Guide to Online Video which gives you a good starting point if you’re thinking about doing some video for your organisation

This podcast explores best practices for design online

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