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Is it a strategy? An outcome? A tool? It’s a Network!

By February 2, 2011

By Pia Infante February 2, 2011 From the Hollywood hit The Social Network to the recently published non-profit “how to” guide The Networked Nonprofit, it’s clear that in the private, public, and philanthropic sectors – we are abuzz about the power of networks. Particularly social networks. I had the opportunity a few days ago, at…

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Friends, Neighbors… Networks and Communities

By January 26, 2011

By Edd Conboy January 26, 2011 For darn near as long as I can remember there has been a meme afoot (do memes have feet?) about the global village, how small the world is, how flat the earth is becoming, and so forth. More recently, a contravening force, or at least an alternative view, has…

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"Read All About It"

By January 20, 2011

By John Esterle January 20, 2011 Following up on yesterday’s post about the blog being a place where the TWI community can share what we’re reading, here are three articles I received this week that folks wanted to share: From Ellen Schneider of Active Voice comes a New York times article on a U.S. State…

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A TWI Community

By January 19, 2011

By John Esterle January 18, 2011 As Pia noted in her recent post, TWI starts 2011 with a recommitment to seeding our blog on at least a weekly basis. Why? Because we think it can be a way for the TWI community to stay connected with what we’re thinking, feeling, and doing; what we’re reading,…

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A Civic Dialogue on the Tools of Social Media

By January 11, 2011

By Jill Blair January 11, 2011 Thanks to TWI, I was referred to and just finished reading Malcom Gladwell’s article Small Change: why the revolution will not be tweeted, (New Yorker, October 2, 2010). The article resonated with me. I wondered if the echo was generational – me being my age and he being his,…

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