Around the web: Stuff you gotta know

The web has been chock-full of helpful and interesting articles in the past two weeks. Here's some stuff to feed your brain: Goodbye, Flip Video: The Flip Video Camera is going the way of the dinosaur, according to Mashable. For nonprofits who were part of the Flip Video Spotlight program, this is sad news indeed.

Get better at Facebook: Mashable has a super-friendly how-to guide on improving engagement on your org's Facebook page, including data on the best times of day and days of the week to post content.

Lessons from MySpace: Beyond the rise of Facebook, several internal factors contributed to MySpace's demise. This story includes lots of lessons nonprofits can take to heart, including "don't stand still for fear of moving forward," "always focus on improving the product," and "build based on the user/donor/member's needs."

YouTube rolls out live streaming: YouTube is working with select partners to offer live streaming capabilities, possibly signaling the end of livestreaming services UStream and Livestream. Will nonprofits be next on their partner list? We hope so!

Keep your webinar audience awake and engaged: posted some helpful tips on keeping your webinar audience interested.

What's the deal with Google's "+1"? Our friends at Beaconfire help explain it, and how your nonprofit can use it.


And finally, a quick favor to ask: If you're a Thrive user, would you mind posting a review on It's a directory of Twitter apps. We'd sure appreciate it!