Here is a wonderful post on how you can help increase your impact by donating to victims in Haiti. Please help as much as you can.
Also, some good tips on marketing below...
Hi guys, this morning I received an email from a friend who wanted to organize something to help out with the awful earthquake disaster in Haiti.
Rather than doing something small and on our own, I decided to check out the news feeds, Twitter, etc. and sure enough there were a ton of great ideas already put together so I thought my time would be better spent and hopefully more effective contributing $ and spreading the word.
I know most of you have blogs, websites & social media profiles so if you'd like to help out, here are a few links & resources that you can share with your own readers & community.
The CBS News website has a huge list of reputable organizations and charities that are offering aid to Haiti.
Or... you can make a donation of $5 by texting YELE to 501501 and on their website http://Yele.org
The Red Cross
You can also donate $10 to the Red Cross by texting “HAITI” to 90999. There is more info on the Red Cross website here
I know there are a ton of people & organizations putting relief efforts together to help so feel free to add your ideas, links and resources below. Thx guys...
To save you time, here are some of my favorite resources that I found on the web this week. Unless otherwise indicated, these are all freebies!
This seems timely & appropriate. Browse For A Cause is a FireFox add-on that donates to charity when you shop online.
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Vidrollr is a slick new way to share thoughts and get people talking within your branded environment.
What Matters Now... a new, free ebook by Seth Godin & friends...
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Is this the web's most beautiful To Do list??? TeuxDeux.com
Finding all the cool, useful stuff on the web can be a major pain. Here are some of my favorite reads from the past few days/weeks.
If I Were a Realtor by Chris Brogan
If I were a realtor looking to use social media for my business I’d... read
Agent or No Agent? by Harvey Araton
Are real estate brokers — like travel agents and other middlemen coping with the increasingly digital culture — in danger of becoming expensive anachronisms? It is only logical that as people feel more empowered based on their access to information and their ability to connect without help, they are at least questioning the wisdom of the conventional way of buying and selling a home. read...
The Pervasiveness Of Google by Alex Wilhelm
There it was, my little plane, stuck on the At least we got free waters. But as I glanced up to the corner of the map, what did I spy? Why a small Google logo, as if that was a surprise.
And then it came to me, Google owns me. Between Wave, Gmail, Search, Calendars, Docs, Reader, News, Trends Adsense, Adwords, and a dozen other services, I am their, well, bitch. read...
Nobody Has A Million Twitter Followers by Anil Dash
I had about 18,000 followers of my own back in October, when I got added to the suggested user list. If I'd have continued my normal rate of growth, i'd have about 25,000 followers today, but thanks to being on the list, I've got close to 300,000 followers. Surprisingly though, I only get as many retweets and replies as I'd get with my organic number of followers. read...
Facebook is the new Compuserve by Matt Asay
People rightly fret about Facebook's twisting, turning approach to privacy, but perhaps a far greater concern is that so much great content is locked up at all. read...
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