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How 3 Social Good Platforms are Building Change Communities

How 3 Social Good Platforms are Building Change Communities | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Non-profits are using new and innovative platforms to inspire changemakers to do good. Here's how three social good platforms are using technology to make change worldwide.
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YouTube Trends: Introducing the YouTube Trends Map

YouTube Trends: Introducing the YouTube Trends Map | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
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Now with the YouTube Trends Map (youtube.com/trendsmap), you can see today’s most popular videos in major markets across the U.S. You can also see what’s popular with women or men, as well as by different age groups.

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Infographic: What Consumers are Doing on their Second (and Third and Fourth) Screens

Infographic: What Consumers are Doing on their Second (and Third and Fourth) Screens | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
As smartphone and tablet use continues to rise, so does media multitasking. Here’s a look at the habits and behaviors of multitaskers. The more online devices a consumer has, the more likely he or she will multitask on them while watching TV.
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Connected | Now Available on iTunes and all VOD Platforms | Official Trailer

Available on iTunes at: http://bit.ly/VGQ1R2 "Everything from the Big Bang to Twitter...Incredibly engaging." - The New York Times facebook.com/connectedthef...
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Men Are From Google+ And LinkedIn, Women Are From Twitter And Pinterest [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

Men Are From Google+ And LinkedIn, Women Are From Twitter And Pinterest [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Men Are From Google+ And LinkedIn, Women Are From Twitter And Pinterest [INFOGRAPHIC] (Pretty cool: Men Are From #Google+ And #LinkedIn, Women Are From #Twitter And #Pinterest [INFOGRAPHIC] - @AllTwitter http://t.co/KXFxJXoNkS)...
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Social Media Study Reveals Nonprofit Fundraising Supporter Motivation & Behaviour

Social Media Study Reveals Nonprofit Fundraising Supporter Motivation & Behaviour | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
As part of our Social Media series for nonprofit fundraising, I have featured many social media reports that provide insight into popular platforms and strategies on how to grow communities and opt...
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The data reveal an increasingly rich, nuanced landscape of cause supporters with varying desires and intents — research that offers key insights for any organization or communicator looking to further engage
these supporters in their cause.

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New Study: Social Media Networks Take Up Most Web Usage | Social Media Today

New Study: Social Media Networks Take Up Most Web Usage | Social Media Today | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
The research was checking peoples’ browsing habits. By distilling the overall Internet browsing time from 2012 into one single hour, the study found out that respondents spend 27% of every hour on social networks.

Via Rami Kantari
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“Where do users browse when they are on the Internet?”

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Social Psychology Need-to-Knows for Social Media - 1. Kurt Lewin on the Power of Discovery

Social Psychology Need-to-Knows for Social Media - 1. Kurt Lewin on the Power of Discovery | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Q. How do you make social media work for your business? A. Use classic insights from social psychology, the scientific study of how people think about, influence, and relate to one another. Without...
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Smart solutions lie at the intersection of theory and practice.

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Online Donors Tied Closer To Twitter Than Facebook | The NonProfit Times

For all the time your organization spends on Facebook, how many people actually share a post, or comment on it?
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The 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study analyzed online messaging, fundraising, advocacy, social media and mobile metrics from some of the nation’s leading nonprofits.

 

Download study here: http://www.e-benchmarksstudy.com/

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The Science of Motivation

The Science of Motivation: Gamification Summit 2013 (“@antonejohnson: Good quick read re: #gamification + more: The Science of Motivation by @AndreaKuszewski - http://t.co/pr26PoOXVl”;)...

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Great deck on gamification basics.

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Time Spent Consuming Media By Select Channels [CHART]

Time Spent Consuming Media By Select Channels [CHART] | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Heavy usage of one of the top 3 media (by reach) does not necessarily mean that less time is spent with the other media.
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The study looks at self-reported average time per day spent with the internet, TV, and radio, sorting the results by heavy users of each.

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How social media can benefit seniors - ConsumerAffairs

How social media can benefit seniors - ConsumerAffairs | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
How social media can benefit seniors
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Janelle Wohltmann, a researcher and grad student at the University of Arizona's Department of Psychology, found that social media can build cognitive performance in seniors too.
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Older adults seem to be using Facebook in increasing numbers, not  only for social reasons but also to discuss things like health issues or current ailments.

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Dove Conducts Social Experiment to Help Change the Way You See Yourself

Dove Conducts Social Experiment to Help Change the Way You See Yourself | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Fitness Goop is proud to feature this video by Dove that teaches a vital lesson about how we view ourselves compared to how others see us. Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful.
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Too many media campaigns target women’s self-esteem and self-image in a negative way and are created for the sole purpose of  generating revenue from this model.  Dove's media campaign focuses on women changing their self-perception.

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Viral Change - behaviours, influence, social networks, stories, distributed leadership

Viral Change - behaviours, influence, social networks, stories, distributed leadership | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
behaviours, influence, social networks, stories, distributed leadership (RT @petervan: behaviours, influence, social networks, stories, distributed leadership http://t.co/sWJU0s1UNE by @viralchange2012...
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Your phone is pregnant!

Your phone is pregnant! | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
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Can this app help educate teens about pregnancy?  It at least opens up the floor for conversation.

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This Ad Has a Secret Anti-Abuse Message That Only Kids Can See

This Ad Has a Secret Anti-Abuse Message That Only Kids Can See | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
In an effort to provide abused children with a safe way to reach out for help, a Spanish organization called the Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk Foundation, or ANAR for short, created an ad that displays a different message for adults and...
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The secret behind the ad's wizardry is a lenticular top layer, which shows different images at varying angles.

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5 Blow-Your-Mind Moments from TFI Interactive Day 2013 | Tribeca

5 Blow-Your-Mind Moments from TFI Interactive Day 2013 | Tribeca | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Some of our foremost innovators share their tips – and catchphrases – for a changing digital world.
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“Storytelling is the campfire. It’s how we find one another in this world.” –Deanna Zandt, Lux Digital

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4 Winners from the 2013 DoGooder Video Awards for Nonprofits

4 Winners from the 2013 DoGooder Video Awards for Nonprofits | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Recently I wrote a review of 5 Top 2012 Nonprofit Videos From YouTube and the Lessons Learned From Them as part of our Social Media Series benefiting nonprofit fundraising and engagement.  These vi...
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These videos made the top 5 exclusively on number of views and while they were very popular there were good and bad aspects to each of them.

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Speed Summary: FT 2013 Special Report on Digital and Social Media Marketing

Speed Summary: FT 2013 Special Report on Digital and Social Media Marketing | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Here's a speed summary of the just-published Financial Times 2013 special report on Digital & Social Media Marketing (PDF (FT subscribers only)). It's a long report, published in tandem with to...
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It’s a long report, published in tandem with today’s FT Digital Media conference in London, but we’ve summarised it down to key bullet points for you.  And if that’s too long, here’s the one word summary.

 

Television.

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The Mindset that Makes Online Marketing Work

The Mindset that Makes Online Marketing Work | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
When I started publishing online back in 1998, I didn’t have a shred of traditional marketing experience. It may sound counter-intuitive, but that ended up giving me a huge advantage.
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The struggle many face with online marketing is a misguided impulse to put various tactics into separate boxes instead of seeing each as an aspect of one overarching strategic process.

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How Facebook Design Researchers Evaluate The First-Time User Experience ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community

How Facebook Design Researchers Evaluate The First-Time User Experience ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
In a previous story we talked to Foursquare's head of data and search about how to collect data from users without friction. We sat down with Facebook...
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One of the things that is very important is to make it in a way that it's not intrusive, that it doesn't break up the first impression and experience that you have.

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Youth skim surface of life with constant use of social media

Youth skim surface of life with constant use of social media | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
With more information at their fingertips than any generation in history, today's under 30s live their lives ''a mile wide and an inch deep'', and they're so busy keeping up with their social media feeds they have no time to go deeply into anything.
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'So they aren't able to attribute time and energy into specific passions, to the extent that maybe people could before social media was so pervasive …The youth of today are living their lives one mile wide and one inch deep.''


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Across America, a week of chaos, horror - and hope.

Media Psychology Stories and Resources
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“There’s no place to run, no place to hide,” said Dr. Stuart Fischoff, a professor of media psychology at California State University in Los Angeles. “It’s like perpetual shock."

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Facebook: Lurking, Liking and Life Satisfaction

Facebook: Lurking, Liking and Life Satisfaction | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Lurkers on Facebook tend to feel worse about their lives than Likers do.
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Great article by Karen E. Dill: The latest research shows that lurkers are a lot less happy than likers on Facebook.

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The Psychology of Social Media: Finding Balance in an Evolving Digital World - Huffington Post

The Psychology of Social Media: Finding Balance in an Evolving Digital World - Huffington Post | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
The Psychology of Social Media: Finding Balance in an Evolving Digital World
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Just this month, a faculty member with expertise in social media was called upon by the news media to comment on a story about Instagram Beauty Contests.
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Communication brings us together as a human and global family.

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