Winning the Internet

Friday Linx: memes collide edition

After a great run, the Winning the Internet blog has been retired. However, you can still keep in touch with New Media Mentors here.

Friday Linx will be a recurring feature on our blog. We’re aiming to bring you a collection of links worth a read and cute cat video to ease you into the weekend. This week the “$%#@ People Say” meme collides with the Internet’s other big obsession, cats! We’ve got blogging, video, Google+, Google Analytics, Facebook and training opportunities below.

Onto the links!

Mashable has a good piece outlining 6 tips to build a high quality blog following. Incidentally, we’re employing a similar strategy and we hope to write up our results a few months down the road.

ListenIn Pictures has 3 short pieces on non-profit video mistakes. 1) Eagerness without Intentionality 2) The program trap and 3) Video is the first step, not the last

The biggest Google+ news to hit this week is their big change to search and the waves of controversy it’s causing. If this doesn’t change, having a G+ profile will quickly become mandatory for organizations trying to be found on Google.

Speaking of Google, they just keep rolling out more awesome analytics features. Here’s a post on 5 new things to check out. Our very own Melissa Foley will be going to a 3 day session on analytics soon, and we hope to share our insights from that in the future.

Beth Kanter has a good piece up on organizational use of Facebook vs. personal branding.

Some interesting training/learning opportunities coming up include:


About Raven Brooks

Executive director of Netroots Foundation and Netroots Nation.

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