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28 Online Social Initiatives

Virtual Charity Innovations, from Twitter Auctions to Viral Boob Grab

— November 16, 2009 — Social Good
Charitable causes are going virtual as more and more companies and individuals flock to the Internet to do good. The Internet has so many advantages for online social initiatives, whether it’s to crowd-fund a startup or spread awareness of a social issue through a social media engine. From Twitter-powered goodwill to social bribing for charity, here are the different ways the Internet and social media have lent themselves to social causes.

Implications - Social media is becoming more than just a way to pass the time. Products that feature an element of the Internet are becoming forms of expression for modern shoppers.
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Social Biz Rankings
Social Biz Rankings
Tuggle Rates Businesses on Community Commitment
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Social Bribing For Charity
Social Bribing For Charity
@tferriss Donates to Charity With Every New Twitter Follower
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Charity Twitter Auctions
Charity Twitter Auctions
@Drew on the Block to Aid Livestrong Foundation
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Social Networks That Share Ad Revenue
Social Networks That Share Ad Revenue
ZenZuu
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"Selling Out" for Charity
"Selling Out" for Charity
Tony Hawk Introduces 'Tony Hawk Experience' to Benefit THF
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Charitable Jet-Setting
Charitable Jet-Setting
Greg Krause Uses JetBlue Promotion to Raise Funds for Zambia School
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Just By Searching the Web, Raise Money For Charity
Just By Searching the Web, Raise Money For Charity
GoodSearch & GoodShop
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Twitter-Powered Goodwill
Twitter-Powered Goodwill
Twipple Encourages Spontaneous Acts of Kindness
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Pro-Open Source Sites
Pro-Open Source Sites
Shareable Website Shows the Good Will Ability of the Internet
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Charity Viral
Charity Viral
ActionAid Asks Who Pays with Customised Game
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Effort-Free Charity
Effort-Free Charity
ReplyforAll Lets Your E-Mail Signatures Advance Your Cause
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Browser Charity Celebration
Browser Charity Celebration
Firefox Celebrates 500 Million Download with 500 Million Rice Grains
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Corporate Secret Sites
Corporate Secret Sites
The Goodness500 Website States Companies "Good" Impact
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Crowd-Funded Startups
Crowd-Funded Startups
Outvesting Helps Irish Companies Using a Grassroots Approach
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Green & Charitable Birthdays
Green & Charitable Birthdays
ECHOage
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Second Life Charity Event
Second Life Charity Event
World's Largest Coffee Morning
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Viral Marketing for a Cause
Viral Marketing for a Cause
Santa Swing
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Bumper Stickers for Avatars
Bumper Stickers for Avatars
Twibbon Lets You Sport Your Cause On Your Twitter Profile Image
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Consumer Directed Philanthropy
Consumer Directed Philanthropy
The Amex Members Project
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Monetized Social Media
Monetized Social Media
Hellohello Pays You to Hang Out Online
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Collaborative Twitter Fundraising
Collaborative Twitter Fundraising
PayPal, eBay & MillerCoors Step Up to #BeatCancer
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Social Media Chardonnay
Social Media Chardonnay
Fledgling 'Twitter' Wine Encourages Child Literacy
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Giving 2.0
Giving 2.0
Global Enhancement Via Social Networks
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Charitable Social Media Shoes
Charitable Social Media Shoes
Digg and TOMS Shoes Release Special-Edition Footwear
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Crowdfunded Animal Rescue
Crowdfunded Animal Rescue
Consumer Dollars and Visitor Clicks Support Worthy Causes
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Virtual Good Samaritans
Virtual Good Samaritans
'Twitter Angels' Aid Ailing Job-Seekers
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Celebrity Mom Charities
Celebrity Mom Charities
Nicole Richie's Gift Registry For Needy Moms
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Viral Boob Grabs for Cancer
Viral Boob Grabs for Cancer
Celeb Booby Scare Video for the 'Save a Tit' Campaign
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