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Lots O' New Stuff on the NetSquared Channel

This Week in NetSquard News #5 is up, with quick updates about what’s happening at NetSquared, followed by interviews by Eddie Codel with Craig Newmark of Craig’s List and Tantek Celik of Technorati.

Thanks to David Collin, we have interviews with Neil Gorenflo of Care2 and Andrew Hoppin of GoodStorm, and recordings of Neil's and Andrew's presentations at the last Net Tuesday in San Francisco.

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Blogs, RSS, Podcasts in Higher Education

I recently came across a blog called Syndication for Higher Ed. The blog contains information about blogs, rss, and podcasts used in Higher Education. READ MORE

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Video Profile: Ward Cunningham

Ward Cunningham, invented the wiki 10 years ago with the creation of WikiWikiWeb. He is excited about mashups and how they might change the world. 

Video Profile: Ward Cunningham 
 This video is part of NetSquared's video profile series.
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Be a Blogger for Human Rights

 

I came across a Joi Ito post today about how he's joined the board of WITNESS, an incredible nonprofit that helps other nonprofits and NGOs to use video to document, create educational materials about and advocate against human rights abuses. You can read case studies of how their videos have made a difference here, and you can also hear WITNESS' Technology Manager, Bryan Nunez, when he presents at the NetSquared conference in the spring. READ MORE

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GROW Parenting Podcast #010 - Walking each other home

Announcements:
I was interviewed by Bill Grady for his show "You Are The Guest" (www.youaretheguest.com) on March 6, 2006. Please listen to the interview for more information about me and Giving Real Opportunities to Women.

The first GROW promo will soon be released. The promo was made possible with the support of twelve different podcast hosts and artists.

I am also announcing a new GROW fundraising drive to help provide 10 scholarships for single and low income mothers to attend college this Fall. For more information please visit the GROW website. READ MORE

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What will the technologically empowered nonprofit look like 5-10 years from now?

I am conducting an open source experiment in conjunction with the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (www.nten.org) Conference in Seattle next week. I am writing a piece for publication on "Visioning the future of nonprofits" - about what a technologically empowered nonprofit will look like 5 to 10 years down the road. I am actively soliciting ideas from anyone and everyone in the nonprofit, technology, and community technology worlds. People can get instructions/information and post their contributions at this blog:

http://nonprofitsofthefuture.blogspot.com/ or can email me with their thoughts directly at pauljlamb@gmail.com. Anyone whose contributions get selected for inclusion in the article will be credited, and any money from the sale of the publication will be donated to nten.org.

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Making RSS usable, interactive and mainstream: an interview with Rick Klau of FeedBurner

Rick Klau is the Vice President of Business Development for the RSS feed managing service FeedBurner. The company's service increases the usability of RSS syndication for readers and publishers, provides analytics like number of subscribers and much more.

FeedBurner manages almost 250,000 RSS feeds, including more than 40,000 podcasts, for nearly 150,000 feed publishers. Beyond thousands of blog feeds ran through FeedBurner, the company also services the RSS feeds for Reuters, USA Today and Newsweek. READ MORE

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Guest Bloggers on Cybersoc.com

If you have never been to Cybersoc.com or if you have never read the Cybersoc blog, this is a great time to start.  Robin Hamman, of Cybersoc, is hosting guest bloggers all next week.

 Here's the info:

Each day next week (20-24 March), cybersoc.com will be publishing posts by a series of special guest bloggers to help mark the one year anniversary of cybersoc.com (the blog, not the site which is 10 this year).

The guest bloggers are all leaders in their respective areas and should have some interesting ideas to share. Each of them will use their blog entry here to look back at the highlights of their chosen topic area over the past year and to look forward to give us a glimpse of what developments or changes they're excited, or worried about, happening over the coming year. READ MORE

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Conference Organizing 2.0: an interview with the Gnomedex organizers

Chris Pirillo and Ponzi Indharasophang are currently organizing the 6th annual Gnomedex tech conference, a successful and unusual part of the tech conference scene. Chris is the founder and tech evangelist of the online publishing group Lockergnome. Ponzi is the CEO of Lockergnome, a producer of various multimedia and a member of the Blogher community.

I caught the two of them at SXSW and asked them to tell me what they've learned about conference organizing in a Web 2.0 world. READ MORE