- Nov 16, 2009   Updated: Jul 21 2011
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.

Virtual Charity Innovations, from Twitter Auctions to Viral Boob Grab: