Wikipedia Updates: Video, Ad Fails, a Retraction and Success!

Earlier I wrote extensively on Wikidpedia [here about my brother Rand and his fund-raising efforts, here about how Wikipedia is asking for money while losing editors] and just wanted to follow up with a few notes, comments and videos.

This first update is significant for two reasons:

a) A retraction regarding the amount of editors that have been leaving Wikipedia.

b) Market share and profitability – While goaded by the interviewer to discuss this more, Jimmy does a nice job of redirecting the conversation to the Wikipedia focus of high-quality, free content. No worries that the money donated would end up in shareholder hands.

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How To Rock Social Media As A Non-Profit

social media as a non-profitI was riding the train back from Long Island to Upstate New York last weekend and was lucky enough to sit next to a woman in charge of running a shelter for battered women. With nothing to do for 2 hours, we started talking about the shelter. How it’s hard to get the word out – both to women who need help and to those who may be able to help with contributions.

I asked if she was using social media to connect with people and she confessed that it’s ‘on the agenda’ for next year. The problem with ‘on the agenda’ is that it never happens. Over the course of our trip I chatted with her about how she could use social media to spread buzz about her organization. Here’s a quick list of some of the tools we talked about using. Continue reading How To Rock Social Media As A Non-Profit