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Seattle Net Tuesday

Seattle Net TuesdayNet Tuesday is a monthly event at the intersection of social change and technology. Events combine organizations in need, interesting speakers, an eclectic group of able and willing technologists, and a few good drinks.

Find Net Tuesday in your city via its parent organization, Net Squared.

Seattle Net Tuesday recently organized an Online Makeover — Nonprofit Edition. Tech savvy members volunteered to solve technical challenges and improve organizations’ web sites and social media strategies.

While at Seattle Net Tuesday and following up after the event, I advised Vote Clean Seattle on

      (1) other recent, small, social media based fundraising efforts as a model, including for technology to track and show progress
      (2) local organizations who may be interested in partnering with VCS, and
      (3) running a WordPress based web site to simplify inclusion of other online presence in their site.

More than a dozen volunteers offered them lots of practical, mostly technical advice. It was a fulfilling and informative experience for everyone.

Seattle Net Tuesday has featured many organizations, speakers, and formats, always staying fresh, productive, and fun, too. I have updated this post a dozen or so times to highlight upcoming or recent Tuesdays, and in a few cases I have written additional posts or articles, here or elsewhere online to do the same. On Tuesday, August 25 for example, we enjoyed “two dynamite speakers” discussing their organizations’ volunteer outreach online.

On Twitter, you may find dozens of organizers, attendees, and me! tweeting about Seattle Net Tuesday. I’ve recently helped get them going with a Twitter account for the event itself @SeaNet2. That’s not getting a lot of use as of yet though, so connect with

My Seattle Net Tuesday archives include these articles:

This Net Squared presentation discusses Community Voice Mail’s use of Second Life for networking:

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4 Comments on “Seattle Net Tuesday”

  1. Andy Ming on October 1st, 2007 at 10:33 pm

    Good meeting you at Net Tuesday. I want to talk more about a suite of recommended technology for nonprofits. Does it have to be all open source? I do the LAMP stack mostly for web apps, but everybody runs Windows for themselves for example. Ping me when you have that session together.

  2. Brian Glanz on October 2nd, 2007 at 9:41 am

    Will do Andy. With so many different organizations and requirements, we’re going to be very general and introductory, first — what almost any organization needs and which tools they might use from the beginning. Tens of thousands have downloaded CiviCRM this year for example, while it’s surprising how many smaller efforts get going without any CRM app. FOSS is a smart default position, but Gmail isn’t that exactly and has paid off for many organizations. It will likely be the first of many conversations. BG

  3. Karen S. on August 3rd, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Brian, Your advice to try first was spot on, and we were recently approved with a Flickr for Good account via TechSoup. Thank you so much for your advice. Everyone at Net Tuesday was helpful and our Web site is now easier to manage. –Karen

  4. Brian Glanz on August 4th, 2009 at 7:26 am

    Karen that’s great news. I’ll be in touch via email, too but congratulations and let me know if your site ever needs a tune up. BG



Upcoming @ Pacific Science Center?

Joey Mornin, @joemornin on Twitter and a research assistant at the Berkman Center, had tweeted “I have seen the future, and it is a Carl Sagan/Stephen Hawking remix …” (11:24 AM Oct 2nd from TweetDeck). That I had to see, and when I saw it I had to tweet: “This Carl Sagan Stephen Hawking remix … should play on a wall @PacSci :) via @joeymornin” (11:35 AM Oct 2nd from Google Wave (Tweety)).

Pacific Science Center, @PacSci on Twitter, understands social media. As every person, business, or organization using social media ought to be, in a word they are: social. When I mention @PacSci, they watch for it and in this case their response was: “RT @brianglanz: This Carl Sagan Stephen Hawking remix … should play on a wall @PacSci :) via @joeymornin <GLORIOUS!>” (11:43 AM Oct 2nd from Seesmic). They responded quickly, giving credit to Joey Mornin and me, and added their own comment, <GLORIOUS!> — all in 140 characters. <yoda>Impressive!</yoda>

Will the “A Glorious Dawn” remix actually appear at the Pacific Science Center? Whether on a wall, at a kiosk, or on screen before IMAX films I do think this sort of “citizen media” should be displayed alongside “citizen science” in our educational and cultural institutions. This video accentuates and amplifies important parts of the messages Sagan, Hawking, and science at large have to share. In an incomplete circle, science has made possible the technology, has made possible the culture, has made possible great grassroots work like this media; science needs to close the circle and better connect with the community.

Quintin Doroquez, @quintind on Twitter chimed in, too by tweeting “@brianglanz That was brilliant!” (11:57 AM Oct 2nd from Tweetie) and I could not agree more. Thanks and congratulations to the creator of “A Glorious Dawn,” John Boswell, melodysheep on YouTube, whose video has a perfect 5 out of 5 stars after thousands of ratings and more than 600,000 views in its first two weeks.

还原真相:To Restore The Truth


Twenty years ago on June 4, 1989, thousands of pro-democracy protesters — most of them students — were killed by the Chinese government where they gathered peacefully, in Tiananmen Square.

Seattle’s Ken Judd en Montage

Update: you are seeing this message if MySpace took the video down, again; I have it coded to show if the video cannot. The audio is out of copyright due to its age, but regularly trips MySpace automatic filters. I have had it unbanned twice by people, only to be re-banned. Alas! It is a montage from my photos of the works of Seattle’s Ken Judd.

I may remaster the video — publish a higher resolution, remove the birthday reference, add a new opening and closing, etc. Generally, this is a test of displaying video on while it is hosted here by MySpace.

Remember 2009? Google Wave was 'it', good for everything from Pulitzer Prize winning journalism to Open Science Notebooks. 2009 was also the last time I updated this web site, to which you are more than welcome with that in mind.

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