Nice article. I completely agree with most of the statements there said. And this I found it especially true:
“I realized that unless someone kickstarts this [the use of blogging within nonprofits] and demonstrates the power of a nonhierarchical cellular communications network for publishing, syndication, sharing, commenting, there’s no way to demonstrate the network effects.”
Same happens with intranets. I know not all NGOs can find intranets of interest, as a critical organization size (and work configuration) must be reached in order to benefit from no-time no-space barriers, but some things could be improved by using them.
All in all, I don’t find so much difference between blogs and intranets. Main issue is privacy (intranets) and easier knowledge management (thanks to the larger features of the intranet), but rest is about the same.
BTW, though Crumlish’s article is two months old, Compumentor still have their job offer published on their web ;)
If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:
Peña-López, I. (2003) “Weblog strategies for nonprofits” In ICTlogy,
#3, December 2003. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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