The Daily Five: Social news from around the internet – 1/9

 

A quick look at my Daily 5 picks for your reading pleasure!

  1. Report: Companies average 178 social media accounts

    I’m upset about all the false promises and hot air I’m hearing right now, and I’m not even talking about the presidential race. I’m talking about all the misguided talk by executives about “innovation”. Yesterday’s NPR interview with…

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  2. Measuring Impact: Feature Article from the Latest Issue of NTEN:Change

    The first step in starting to measure your impact is to identify the major outcomes that you want to examine. In order to be successful in this step you will need full management support and a dedicated key project lead for your team. This person will take the helm on laying out tasks in a sequence, informing other staff of their roles and assignments, and providing assistance to people as they complete their parts of the evaluation.

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  3. Paul Ryan, Target of Reddit Campaign, Won’t Support SOPA

    Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) will not support the Stop Online Piracy Act, according to a statement released by his office Monday.

    In the statement, Ryan calls the Internet “one of the most magnificent expressions of freedom and free enterprise in history” and says “it should stay that way.”

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  4. Twitter brand pages only have one chance to make an impression. Here are some tips.

    With Twitter making a lot of big changes at the end of 2011, one of the changes that we caught a glimpse of was Twitter brand pages. A few select brands were given the chance to try out the new service, including Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Staples and HP.

    A new study from Simple Usability gives a bit of insight into how users are reacting to and interacting with the latest social media marketing tools that has been afforded to brands.

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  5. 5 Nonprofit Trends to Watch in 2012

    It’s been a very challenging few years for the nonprofit sector. But I am ever an optimist and continue to think that the nonprofit sector is getting smarter, more effective and better able to create real, lasting change in our communities.

    I truly believe that our challenging economy offers nonprofits a real opportunity to reinvent themselves.

    So here are my predictions (hopes) for what the nonprofit sector will move toward in 2012…

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