Things We Like (October 2011)

Submitted by Brett on Mon, 10/31/2011 - 2:28pm

A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies. Read more posts on our blog.

  1. Didn't get enough visual storytelling in our newsletter? Big Duck's Rebecca Hume wrote up a nice introduction, and SocialBrite's JD Lasica offers a tutorial in 10 easy steps.
  2. We've also got some more great resources on our blog – on how to tell stories with maps, video, even paid advertising!
  3. If you like your stories in bite-size, infinitely repeating packages, GIF.tv will keep you occupied for seconds at a time. Lots of seconds. It's like Halloween candy for your soul!
  4. At a loss for what to do with QR codes? Wikipedia came up with a great idea, one we encourage you to steal. With all of the free QR code generators out there, you can link to all sorts of resources on your web site. Just watch out for hijackers. #OccupyGooglePlaces
  5. Researchers have used Twitter data to suggest "... that our moods are driven in part by a shared underlying biological rhythm that transcends culture and environment." Know what else will drive your mood – upward, in this case? "Darth Vader by Monet, 1875".
  6. And if you're looking for a Halloween costume for your pet...
  7. Idealware just released their latest "Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide". Dare we say it's awesome? We do. You can also learn about it in person at a webinar series starting November 1st.
  8. You can't make your message go viral, right? Right?
  9. You don't have to like him, but it's hard not to appreciate the impact Steve Jobs made on the world. By now, you've surely heard his thoughts on death as "life's change agent". But we like to remember him as this young man introducing the original Macintosh. Thanks Steve.
  10. To leave you on a happier note, check out this spellbinding set of time lapse videos. Digital storytelling potential a-plenty there.