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Spotlight on social triggers: Gratitude | 1000heads: The Word of Mouth People

Spotlight on social triggers: Gratitude | 1000heads: The Word of Mouth People | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
From its genesis, the billion threads of the social web have been spun from the silk of reciprocity.
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Emmons’ studies show that grateful people really do act differently, they are more forgiving, more outgoing and more ‘pro-social’.

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User Experience Design in the Google Era

NavigationArts' Director of Information Architecture, Kelley McDonald, discusses how to engage site visitors through effective site structure and relevant co...
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Your content should be meaningful and actually build on something that matters for the user.

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A Nonprofit's Legal Counsel Is the Social Media Manager's Best ...

A Nonprofit's Legal Counsel Is the Social Media Manager's Best ... | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
As a social media nonprofit professional mentioned in a Facebook thread recently, “I've observed interesting dynamics with legal counsel over social media with the result of increased paranoia among employees or a blanket ...
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Nonprofits are expanding their efforts to influence public policy through social channels and understanding the legal issues and how to evaluate the work is necessary.

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Your Kid On Video Games: Creative Outlet Or More Like Crack Cocaine? - WBUR

Your Kid On Video Games: Creative Outlet Or More Like Crack Cocaine? - WBUR | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Your Kid On Video Games: Creative Outlet Or More Like Crack Cocaine?
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» Do Social Networks Undermine Self-Control? - Psych Central News

» Do Social Networks Undermine Self-Control? - Psych Central News | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
The advantages of social networks are self-evident as the sites allow copious social support and provide opportunities to boost self-confidence and
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Researchers say users of Facebook and other social networks should beware of allowing their self-esteem — boosted by “likes” or positive comments from close friends.

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French broadcaster TF1's second-screen mobile app will let you instantly ... - The Next Web

French broadcaster TF1's second-screen mobile app will let you instantly ... - The Next Web | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
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French broadcaster TF1's second-screen mobile app will let you instantly ...
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MYTF1 is at the forefront of digital media in France, with 1.3 billion videos watched, a community of 15 million ‘fans’ and social activity that generated 13 million tweets in 2012.

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Tablet Storytelling Takes Off

Tablet Storytelling Takes Off | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
#TabletTales When multimedia tablets popped up a few years ago, many of us wondered why we'd ever need a second, “dumber” computer.
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When multimedia tablets popped up a few years ago, many of us wondered why we'd ever need a second, “dumber” computer.

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How to make a video for non-profits (created for GlobalGiving)

Created by What Took You So Long for Global Giving, this video offers 34 tips and examples for creating short films about non-profit organizations and intern...
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You are what you tweet: the psychology of social media | communicatto, a digital marketing agency | Digital marketing for large companies, associations, and not-for-profits.

You are what you tweet: the psychology of social media | communicatto, a digital marketing agency | Digital marketing for large companies, associations, and not-for-profits. | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Most of us spend an incredible amount of time involved in some sort of digital media related activity. We tweet the happenings of our days, click “like” on
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Shifting from a fundraising to a philanthropic culture - Information, research and resources for fundraisers and their leaders

Shifting from a fundraising to a philanthropic culture - Information, research and resources for fundraisers and their leaders | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
AFP International past chair Andrea McManus says philanthropy will take your organization farther than fundraising. She shares her checklist to rate your charity's philanthropic culture, and 10 tips to ignite the cultural change you may need.
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When we focus on fundraising without the bigger context of philanthropy, we tend to focus on the problem rather than the solution.

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Understanding donor psychology: motivations and barriers to charitable giving | Redbird Communications

Understanding donor psychology: motivations and barriers to charitable giving | Redbird Communications | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Research on common barriers and motivations in donors. Offers an analysis of donor psychology, showing how non-profits can increase their donation rates.
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A number of barriers to increased giving are related to the ways in which organizations make their requests for donations.

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The Top 20 Social Change Documentaries of 2012

The Top 20 Social Change Documentaries of 2012 | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
2012 was another big year for break-out films in the social change genre. With most of the bases covered for all of the major problems we're facing, more and more films this year focused on the...
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For the films that focused on the problems-side, it's no longer enough to advance the well-trodden ideas of the past.

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The Dunbar Number, From the Guru of Social Networks

The Dunbar Number, From the Guru of Social Networks | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
How a technophobic Oxford primatologist became Silicon Valley's social networking sage
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Dunbar wanted a proxy for meaningful social connection.

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Why Social Media Done Right Connects To The Person

Why Social Media Done Right Connects To The Person | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
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The lesson: The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care.

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The Psychology of Giving: Advice From a Donor Who Is a Psychologist - Live Discussions - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

The Psychology of Giving: Advice From a Donor Who Is a Psychologist - Live Discussions - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
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How does giving enrich a donor's life? And what steps are most likely to help a donor gain happiness through his or her philanthropy?

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An Interview with Social Media Guru Amy Jo Martin - Culture-ist

An Interview with Social Media Guru Amy Jo Martin - Culture-ist | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Amy Jo Martin has always been a renegade. In fact, one piece of advice she often gives to people is to "color outside the lines." And outside the lines is..
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2013 Nonprofit Fundraising and Social Media Outlook and 2012 Results

2013 Nonprofit Fundraising and Social Media Outlook and 2012 Results | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
As I have written about in my Social Media Series, social media participation is common practice now and nonprofits have embraced the reality that a presence is required to optimize nonprofit fundr...
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Based on 2012 research results on how nonprofits used (and planned to use) social media, organizations are coming to understand how to better utilize this communication channel to effectively interact and rally support within their target demographics

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Influencers vs. Advocates in New Media - Huffington Post (blog)

Influencers vs. Advocates in New Media - Huffington Post (blog) | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Influencers vs. Advocates in New Media
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Most people have an opinion on most things, and many of them are willing to tell others, but do they have influence?
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This topic is crucial for business leaders trying to move into social media to grow their brands.

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Music social networks that work | TechHive

Music social networks that work | TechHive | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Apple's Ping may have been a failure, but there are some good ways to share your musical tastes with friends and expand your horizons at the same time.
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With so many ways to make music a social experience, the only limiting factor is you

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Moments of innovation - When documentary and technology converge

Moments of innovation - When documentary and technology converge | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
MIT’s Open Documentary Lab and IDFA’s DocLab have joined together to put the long story of documentary innovation into perspective, and to speculate about its future.
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Nicholas Christakis: How social networks predict epidemics | Video on TED.com

TED Talks After mapping humans' intricate social networks, Nicholas Christakis and colleague James Fowler began investigating how this information could better our lives.
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Likeable Online | The ABC of Internet Behavioural Psychology

Likeable Online | The ABC of Internet Behavioural Psychology | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
When you're planning a strategy there are a lot of factors to be taken into consideration, but the starting point should always be your audience.
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So what’s so specific about people’s behavior on the www? By far, the most important aspect is the relative anonymity.

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Affluencers.com: Research

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Multi-Screen Is The Ultimate Screen. TV viewers are changing how they consume content.

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Bravo partnered with Latitude research to deconstruct the multi-screen viewer with large-scale quantitative and qualitative studies.

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Understanding Your Personal Asking Style – with Andrea Kihlstedt

Understanding Your Personal Asking Style – with Andrea Kihlstedt | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Andrea Kihlstedt walks us through how to figure out your own personal asking style, how anyone can be a great fundraiser, and what it all means for day to day fundraising.
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The most common misconception about asking someone for a gift is the belief that the most important element of an ask is the presentation made by the asker.

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How to tell good fundraising design from bad - Future Fundraising Now

How to tell good fundraising design from bad - Future Fundraising Now | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Good fundraising design (the kind that motivates the most giving) is typically corny, old-fashioned, and not terribly pretty. I say that with confidence because I've seen it again and again, for years and years.
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Bad design doesn't work well anywhere.  Please, don't ever do bad design, if you can help it!

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