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Sandy Smith in Influence
5 Apr 2010
In 2009, "social media" became the conventional buzzword to replace "Web 2.0" as the most eye-roll-inducing term of the year. To be fair, social media captured a lot of what was finally maturing: photo sharing sites like Flickr, video sharing like YouTube, professional networks...
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Andrew Cohen in Influence
18 Mar 2010
As I blogged previously, I've been at South by Southwest Interactive these past few days. For me, one of the most valuable sessions was "E.R. 2.0." The session featured a facilitated conversation about how hospitals and health care providers are using new media and social...
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Michaela Hackner in Influence
17 Mar 2010
  Reflections on community at SxSW Andrew, Bill, and I just got back from the South by Southwest Interactive Festival, where we spent nearly a week drinking from the proverbial technology innovation firehose. We attended numerous panels, connected with colleagues and friends on nonprofit...
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Jim Cashel in Influence
16 Mar 2010
We've written previously about the Obama Administration's Open Government Directive. Among other things, the Directive has led to a proliferation of innovative "ideas sites" across the federal agencies. Last week the White House issued a new memorandum titled "Guidance on the Use of...
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Andrew Cohen in Influence
25 Feb 2010
Previously, we've discussed our approaches to Twitter, Scribd, and SlideShare. Now it's time to address the social site with the biggest stage right now: Facebook. Forum One's Facebook Page. (click to enlarge...
Jamie Prins in Influence
15 Feb 2010
This month, Forum One and Autodesk hosted a panel titled, "Social Media for Social Impact" during Social Media Week in San Francisco. We had the privilege of having four panelists who each told a story demonstrating how the social web had empowered communities around social causes....
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Michaela Hackner in Influence
22 Jan 2010
Crisis Camp DC participants work hard to develop applications and tools for relief workers in Haiti. Earlier this week, I introduced a series of blog posts discussing the Good News Story in Haiti. I explained how technology and social media are playing a leading role in innovation in the aid...
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Michaela Hackner in Influence
19 Jan 2010
President Obama sends his first "tweet" for the Red Cross at their headquarters Monday. Photo courtesy of the Red Cross. The images and stories coming out of Haiti are disturbing, upsetting, and unbelievably...
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Jim Cashel in Influence
23 Nov 2009
We have described previously on this blog how Forum One approaches social media in general, as well as our experience with SlideShare and Scribd. In this post, we'll discuss the current glamour child of social media, Twitter. Twitter is impossible to ignore. It has been embraced by celebrities (...
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Jim Cashel in Influence
11 Nov 2009
Many of our clients at Forum One produce large numbers of PDF documents (reports, studies, policy briefs) which then are placed in a "documents" section on their web sites. The challenge these organizations face is then making these documents as widely accessed as possible. One way to...
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