Recent Blog Posts


What are your ideas? What are your observations? What are your questions?

I looking forward to the conversation on this topic, particularly around the question:"What is the best way for an organization to begin to use aggregation and tagging?"  My own brainstorming about this topic is here



Keeping eyes peeled for educational innovation at netsquared.....

MeMy day job is as Executive Director of Computer-Using Educators ( We provide educational technology resourcess for thousands of educators throughout California, host a rockin' annual conference in Palm Springs, and publish a quarterly journal, blogs, podcasts and e-newsletters for our members.  READ MORE


Health Care Tagging

I'm an individual contributor to Google Health Co-op and work on the non-profit Palo Alto Medical Foundation's tagging efforts @ Google Health Co-op as well.  I'd be happy to speak regarding how tagging is improving health search on Google. READ MORE


Creative Commons and Free Culture Technologies

In my part of the Turning Communicatons Technologies Into Tools For Free Speech And Free Culture session I'll cover:

  • Technologies that enable free, participatory, sustainable, democratic culture
  • Threats to the full flowering of these technologies
  • Free culture as free speech and vice versa
  • Creative Commons legal and technical tools
  • How your nonprofit can leverage CC and other technologies to spread its message and involve its constituency

For an introduction to Creative Commons please visit  the Creative Commons home page and in particular watch the five minute intro Get Creative. READ MORE


Net2Builders Call to Action: Start Net2 Conferencing

Each Wednesday I post a Call to Action on the Net2Builders group and to the Net2 blog so check it out and answer the call! 

It is less than 2 weeks till the Net2 Conference and whether you'll be there in person or via your laptop, we'd like to start conferencing now.  Just go to our list of conference sessions at and click on a theme and session topic that interests you. READ MORE


How to Post on the NetSquared Blog

If you've never written a blog post on a Drupal site, or on any site for that matter, but want to join in the blogging fun, here are detailed instructions for how to post on the NetSquared blog:

In order to blog on the NetSquared site, you need to be a registered member and logged in.

• Go to

• Click on the tab that says “register.”

• Fill out the User Account form

• Check your email for your username and password.

Now that you are registered, you can post to your blog. READ MORE


How to Add Photos to Your NetSquared Blog Post

It's great to see all these blog post intros from folks coming to the NetSquared conference.  We would love to see your shining faces in your posts as well.  (I'm trying to be a role model by including my pic).

Here are some instructions for how to include your photo in your NetSquared blog post:

• Upload your photo to your Flickr account, or go to a web page where your photo is  posted, or choose a photo with a Creative Commons Attribution License: READ MORE



Hello!  My name is Beth Kanter and I work as a consultant to nonprofits and technology.  I'm not a techie, I'm a trainer.   My work includes training, curriculum development, evaluation, planning, and assessment.  I'm also very interested in the use of technology in developing countries, particularly Cambodia.

I'm very interested in nonprofit adoption of technologies -- what it takes to use technology effectively.      

I am looking forward to being a sponge at this conference - listen, take notes, thinking outloud with other people about the issues.  READ MORE


Hello World

I wish  I were a little more alert (jet lag + antihistamines) so that I could write something a little more articulate and witty about myself. But I got the e-mail requesting introductions and seeing as how I'll be a participant/volunteer for this conference, I wanted to drop in for a few words. I'm a technology librarian at the University of Nevada, Reno, which is a land grant school for Western Nevada and Eastern California. My job has to do with metadata, although it's really more about trying to bring libraries into the 21st century, as technology not only changes how we publish and access information, but how we use it. Libraries are a pretty classic example of a profession that's still stuck in the old/print model of doing things and having a really hard time waking up to the world completely mutating around them. Sometimes I feel like I'm banging my head against a wall.  READ MORE


Hello and introduction

Hi everyone,

I just found out about this blog today and am excited about all the ideas floating around. Currently I'm the online services manager at City of Hope, a cancer research and treatment center near Los Angeles.

I also volunteer my web time with Vox Femina LA, a group I sing with, and develop sites on the side. I'm very interested in citizen journalism, social marketing and stuff I don't even know the names to yet ;).

Looking forward to the conversation! READ MORE