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YouTube Launches New Campaigns Tool for Nonprofits YouTube Launches New Campaigns Tool for Nonprofits

It’s campaign season, and YouTube has been an integral part of that by streaming the conventions and debates live on their Elections Hub. Now, they’re turning to another type of campaign. YouTube has just launched another tool to help the …

Touch Yourself for Breast Cancer Awareness, and Share It on Facebook Touch Yourself for Breast Cancer Awareness, and Share It on Facebook

This isn’t your mother’s breast cancer awareness campaign. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and as a result you may have seen a lot of pink ribbons floating around. That’s cool and all, but another campaign just wants you to …

How’s That for Karma: Reddit Earns Guinness Record for Largest Online Secret Santa Game How’s That for Karma: Reddit Earns Guinness Record for Largest Online Secret Santa Game

The crown jewel of reddit’s international anonymous gift exchange program redditgifts, the secret santa contest, has just been awarded a Guinness World Record. Reddit first announced their intentions of going for a World Record back in November of 2011. Their …

When Things Fall Apart: New Red Cross Campaign Destroys, Then Reassembles Your Twitter Pic When Things Fall Apart: New Red Cross Campaign Destroys, Then Reassembles Your Twitter Pic

I’ll admit, I’m one of the most skeptical people you will find when it comes to lackadaisical social media activism. Some people call it “slacktivism,” and I tend to agree in most circumstances. If you change your Facebook or Twitter …

Wendy’s Snatches The Golden Tweet Award Wendy’s Snatches The Golden Tweet Award

Twitter’s annual Year In Review rolled out in stages this year, first giving us the year in Twitter stories and following that up with stats about the new additions to the Twitter community as well as top hashtags, topics, and …

Snooze For Charity With This New iPhone App Snooze For Charity With This New iPhone App
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Call this the digital swear jar. The people over at the LetGive organization want to use technology to help people dontate to charity. One of their stated goals is to “empower users of mobile applications to do good simply by …

London Riot Victim Gets Social Media Help To Fix Destroyed Barbershop London Riot Victim Gets Social Media Help To Fix Destroyed Barbershop
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Social media has been an integral part of the riots in England, both for good and for bad. Though many blame quick, wide-scale communication for mobilizing and then prolonging the riots, social media has also been a tool for good. …

“I’m Gonna Be Your Friend” Social Media Campaign Targets East African Poverty “I’m Gonna Be Your Friend” Social Media Campaign Targets East African Poverty
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The Save The Children organization is hoping to raise both awareness and funds to help the “devastating food crisis affecting millions of children and their families across East Africa.” Today they announced the launch of I’m Gonna Be Your Friend, …

Kawasaki Disease Diagnosed Via Facebook, Saves Young Boy’s Life Kawasaki Disease Diagnosed Via Facebook, Saves Young Boy’s Life
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Here’s one from the social media is awesome file: Next time you think you are oversharing on social media, remember that all those pictures and updates you post are being read by hundreds of people – some of who might …

Reddit Users Help Save Man’s Wedding Reddit Users Help Save Man’s Wedding

Who said the interwebs were only for trolling, stalking and porn? The Reddit community has rallied around one of their own and helped him make this best of a bad situation. About a month ago a Reddit user, BigPapiC-Dog, posted …

LikeMinded Launched by Craigslist Foundations LikeMinded Launched by Craigslist Foundations

Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, has just announced a new site called LikeMinded.  The site will attempt to serve as an aggregate source for community involvement and local action.  People can use the service to share stories of successful community …

Can Groupon Remain the Daily Deals Leader?
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Not too long ago, Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare each had their turns as the new hot startup. While all these platforms are very popular and are continuing to grow, the social spotlight has expanded to a new area called “daily deals.” These deals have absolutely taken the world by storm over the past several months.