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UPDATED: Pre-Conference Dinner: Technology of Social Networks

Hello folks! 

I will be hosting a pre-conference dinner Monday night, from 5pm until the reception starts at 7pm.

NOTE: The venue was to be Nicolino's Garden Cafe, but it is closed for memorial day.  Please join staff at La Fontana restaurant in the Hilton if you were planning on coming here 

The topic is "Technology of Social Networks", a discussion of the technology powering social networking sites.

You don't need to be a techie to enjoy. Technology is not the closed-up, tight-lipped death-star fortress that it used to be. READ MORE


Linking the world one person at a time

Hi! I'm Lucy Hooberman and I am  currently setting up a new nonprofit in the UK with a big group of friends and links with the US.  My background is in community television and enabling unheard voices to break through onto television, but for several years now I've been working in an innovation unit at the BBC, based in the New Media Division.  Some of the projects have a public face, some are more internal like getting the BBC to begin to join in the global conversation that is the blogosphere.  But I've taken a holiday from all that to come to NetSquared as founder and founding pledger behind MentoringWorldwide, a new orgnisation which will use all freely available text and voice IP tools and enable people with skills in one part of the world to mentor people in the developing world over the internet. In fact there are a handful of other pledgers coming to this conference and I'm keen  to meet others who would like to get involved, get tips and advice, as well as form plans for the next stage, READ MORE


Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes

Hailed by aficionados and music press around the world as Europe’s foremost blues harmonica exponent, Paul Lamb has forged himself a place in the history books as one of the greatest players of our time. He has won countless awards, sold record-breaking quantities of albums, and performed the world over with his long-standing musical compatriots, The Kingsnakes. Recently inducted into the British Blues Awards Hall Of Fame (alongside the likes of Peter Green, John Mayall & Alexis Korner), Lamb still continues to bring his infectious brand of soulful blues to a plethora of fans around the globe… READ MORE



I just signed up with Net2.

Am very enthusiastic about the possibilities of the social web. See my personal weblog where I am also experimenting with some tools:

I am a policy officer at Woord and Daad, esp responsible for evaluation policy, while our (small) department is also starting to set up KM in our growing organisation.

I would be especially interested to find out the possibilities of the social web in the area of monitoring and evaluation. READ MORE


NetSquared Conference Skypecast

 On Wednesday, May 31st at 10:45 AM, Bob Robertson-Boyd will be hosting a Skypecast called, NetSquared tips on Skypecasting.

Tune in if you're interested in talking about the conference, social good via social networks and how Skypecasting can be used for business purposes.

What's a Skypecast?  It's a hosted call on Skype that up to 100 people can join.  Here's a list of upcoming Skypecasts and instructions for how  to join or host one. 

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Teaching an Old Boomer New Tricks

Hi. By way of introduction.. I'm a life-long Californian and have spent the last couple decades serving as founding executive director of a non-profit media organization -- Davis Community Television.  We taught people to use the tools of television to make programs about subjects they cared about to show on our local cable system.  I left that job just a few months ago for -- I think it's safe to say -- bigger and better things.  Cable television programming suddenly feels woefully inadequate as a vehicle for expression, advocacy, information sharing and effecting social change.  I've become convinced that while television is a powerful medium, it pales in comparison to the potential effectiveness of digital media making and internet distribution.  Our work to educate, inspire, mobilize and engage people can be far more effective through the use of new media tools.  The community media movement, whose workers are largely baby boomers, can learn a lot from the Millennial Generation -- youth who are revolutionizing the way we make and share media.  I'm here to learn how to use new digital media for positive social purposes. READ MORE


Just because it's a remote conference doesn't mean you don't get a badge

Meet me at Net2 Remote Conference

Planning on joining us for the remote conference? Let the world know (and give the conference some link love) by posting this badge on your blog or web site. Just copy and paste the following HTML code wherever you'd like it to appear:

<a href=""><img alt="Find me at the Net2 Remote Conference" title="Find me at the Net2 Remote Conference" src=""/></a> READ MORE


Remote conference: Micki Krimmel of is coming!

This is fantastic news: Micki Krimmel, Director of Internet Outreach for Participant Productions, is going to be holding a one-hour session as part of the NetSquared Remote Conferenced.

Participant is a leader in fusing online and real-world activism with its hard-hitting, commercially successful movies. Its ground-breaking site is a must-visit for anyone who wants to see how media and message can blend into mobilization. And with Participant's An Inconvenient Truth about to debut in theaters, this promises to be a timely, exciting session. READ MORE


Eric Leland, Director, TechCommons

It's great to be a part of this effort.  Like most of us, I am far too busy with my nose at the screen, keeping up with the latest and greatest of nonprofit technology. 

I started my my dream with wild ambitions to become elected "by the people" to do wonderously good things, and soon learned that working with the people is far more rewarding and productive.  I started in international politics and started honing my geopolitical chops in Washington DC, then found out about nonprofits and social advocacy - a world of people often utilizing very little to accomplish so much social good.  Wow.  I spent time working on technology issues for several human rights groups (including Amnesty, Human Rights First, Witness). READ MORE


Video Profile: Magnus Toren

Magnus Toren, Director of the Henry Miller Memorial Library in Big Sur, California, talks about his move to various social web technologies while operating from a remote coastal location. 

This video is part of NetSquared's video profile series. You can subscribe to this RSS feed with your favorite video catcher, such as iTunes, Democracy or FireAnt. READ MORE