“(Here are) the raw material of facts and thoughts, wood, as it were, so called from the multiplicity and variety of the matter contained therein.”
From Ben Jonson’s Commonplace Book


Nick Vadala's picture

5 Tips for Nonprofits Considering a New Website

Are you a nonprofit considering a new website? 

Before you get overwhelmed with of all the technical details, it is important to be sure you are grounded in the basic elements that will make your site effective in supporting your mission.


Leif Nordberg's picture

A responsive update for The Wilderness Society

When the Wilderness Society came to us in 2012 to rebuild their old website, we knew there were a few primary goals we needed to address with the project. First, as always, the final site needed to serve their supporters and mission above all.



Nicco Mele's picture

Twitter, the Killers, and Us: Radical Connectivity & the Week in Boston

Like all of Boston, I woke up Saturday morning feeling relief, grief, shock, and pride. I'm most proud of the city's incredible first responders and the medical community. They are true heroes.

And then there was the social media.


Juan González's picture

The Free Ride is Over

Recently, I had to re-create my Twitter account and decided to let all of my Facebook friends know about it.


Will Patterson's picture

Smuggling functions through json_encode

Callbacks! Every fancy jQuery plugin has them

and they are almost always specified along with all the other parameters when the plugin is initialized.

Morning Reads

Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: RIP Friendster, Entity Advocacy, and OFA Watch

Lots of love for the MIT crowd this morning with a look at the corpse of Friendster and what we can learn from it, and some great insight into the little known Entity Graph that drives a lot of what happens on Facebook. Also, OFA is asking for stories so you should probably pay attention to how they use them.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: 2013 is Mobile, and the Game Layer

We were roused from the long weekend this morning by the sound of a steady drumbeat, "mobile, mobile, mobile". It's time to get off the sidelines and start planning for how you are going to reach your audience on their smartphones. For those of you with midyear fiscal calendars, you've got about 4 months to convince your Board it is time to get on board. We're also taking a look at gamification, and where it is today. Is gamification like flying cars, a cool idea but an impractical technology? Or are we going to see some real innovation in the space now that mobile is such a big player?

Morning Reads

Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: Insights, Box of Awesome, and Wake and Tweet

This morning we're checking out yet another awesome looking insights tool, pondering an advocates box of awesome, and that favorite college past time Wake and, er...Tweet.


Lindsay Garber's picture

A Resolution to Master the Internet

I’m new around here. In fact, this is my first blog post as a Ditto. I’m not only new to EchoDitto, I’m pretty new to the whole tech world. But in my short time here, I’ve found it’s the perfect place to be in this position.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: Google Ad Jujutsu, Trust Barometer, Spreadable not Sticky

Today we learned that Google ads have gone mobile with location aware options, and we're thinking about how to do some serious jujutsu for social good. Edelman tells us that Technology companies are the most trusted type of business out there blush. And, like a good peanut butter, the best content isn't sticky, it is spreadable.

I see you like to read printed material. You should check out Nicco's book The End of Big: