Social media has changed the business world in a big way, but it’s also had a significant impact on the social good and charity arena. Those undertaking grassroots campaigns to help others have found a friend in Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social networks, and this infographic explores just how charity campaigns have harnessed the power of social media.
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The HelpAbolish (@AbolishCancer) platform connects businesses with non-profits, and harnesses Twitter and Facebook to increase engagement with their social networks. And after a small test-run in Charlottesville Virginia, HelpAbolish has proven to be a success, driving $2,000 in charitable donations and increasing engagement among consumers of participating businesses by 38 percent.
Does rush hour really &!$$ you off? And you find yourself venting on Twitter? If you’re one of the many who simply can’t sanitize your language in 140 characters, you’re in luck: you can now keep your foul mouth running, while earning money for charity at the same time.
He’s the second most followed person on Twitter, and Justin Bieber’s influence is nothing to sneeze at. And Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush of all people should know: he paid $5,000 for a single tweet from Bieber, getting more than 20,000 new followers in return.
A new charity project is asking celebrities on Twitter to donate the money they earn for sponsored tweets to help fight hunger in Africa.
Ever feel bad about all the four-letter-words you use on Twitter? A new service called the Twitter Charity Swear Box is helping all the potty mouths out there put their bad words to good use.
Want to fly for just 49 bucks? Virgin America is teaming up with Twitter to bring you a massive seat sale on select flights in the US, with prices as low as $49. And, there’s a charitable element to it all too.
The sale only lasts 24 hours, so check it out – quick!
When Japan was struck by an earthquake on March 11, the world looked on in horror. The footage of the destruction caused by the quake and its aftershocks, the overwhelming force of the tsunami that followed and the damage to Japan’s nuclear power stations will stay with us for a long time. The humanitarian crisis in the country is ongoing, and Japan needs our help.
Genre For Japan is an online auction taking place this coming Monday, March 28. On that day, fans can bid on limited edition, ultra rare and money-can’t-normally-buy literary ‘genre’ fiction prizes – genre being the grouping term used to refer to science fiction, fantasy and horror literature.
Celebrities putting their fame to good use through charity events and fundraisers is nothing new. Times have changed, however, in that network telethons are no longer necessary for the rich and famous to plead with their fans to donate to the cause du jour. Enter TwitChange, a celebrity auction site that lets fans donate in exchange for Twitter fame.
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