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30 Philanthropic Facebook Innovations

From Social Media Sacrifices to Billionaire Donations

— January 23, 2011 — Social Media
With over 500 million users, the social networking website has the capacity and the contacts to affect change. These philanthropic Facebook innovations take advantage of the ease of online public information-sharing to achieve various definitions of the greater good.

Whether it's an individual fighting for a cause, company marketing freebies or Mark Zuckerberg using his profits to to help others, these charitable Facebook innovations allow altruism to flourish on the Internet.
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Complimentary Denim Promotions
Complimentary Denim Promotions
The 'Gap Facebook Places Deal' Offers Free Jeans to Customers
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Extreme Billionaire Donations
Extreme Billionaire Donations
‘Giving Pledge' has Mark Zuckerberg Donating Most of His Wealth
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Social Runvertising
Social Runvertising
'Unleash Your Run' by Nike Treads the Streets of Paris
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Facebook Philanthropists
Facebook Philanthropists
Mark Zuckerberg Pledges $100M to Newark Schools
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Social Conscience Media
Social Conscience Media
Jumo.com Will Connect Users to Non-Profit Organizations
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Social Media Sustenance
Social Media Sustenance
The Meet Eater Plant Survives on Social Interactions With Users
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Social Media Mug Shots
Social Media Mug Shots
The Evesham Police Department Post Perpetrators to Facebook Page
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Epic Online Activism
Epic Online Activism
Social Media to Fund Malaria Stricken Countries
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Prizes For Web Searching
Prizes For Web Searching
SwagBucks.com Lets You Score Big Just by Searching
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Online Activism Initiatives
Online Activism Initiatives
The Gap Facebook Campaign Aims to Donate $1 for Every Like
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Viral Online Protests
Viral Online Protests
Facebook Reverses its TOS After Viral Backlash, Begs Users to Stay
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Facebook Blood Donors
Facebook Blood Donors
Takes All Types
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Social Media for Social Good
Social Media for Social Good
Canadahelps Launches Great Canadian Giving Challenge
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Merit Giving Mobiles
Merit Giving Mobiles
An iPhone App That Gives You Credit for Whatever You Do
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Footballer Facebook Campaigns
Footballer Facebook Campaigns
Landon Donovan Fans Plead for Him to Stay at Everton
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Sweet Charity Promotions
Sweet Charity Promotions
Baskin-Robbins' 31-Cent Scoop Night
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Facebook Goes Green
Facebook Goes Green
Greenbook Application
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Facebook Responding to Concerns
Facebook Responding to Concerns
New Page Designs Rolling Out
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Viral Marketing for a Cause
Viral Marketing for a Cause
Santa Swing
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Facebook for Humanitarianism
Facebook for Humanitarianism
A Million Voices Against FARC
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Anti-Drunk Applications
Anti-Drunk Applications
The Social Media Sobriety Test Saves You From Embarrassment
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Collaborative Twitter Fundraising
Collaborative Twitter Fundraising
PayPal, eBay & MillerCoors Step Up to #BeatCancer
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Social Media Druggies
Social Media Druggies
Monica Gebruikt Tries to Get Addicted to Facebook Instead of Drugs
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Social Media Marijuana Support
Social Media Marijuana Support
Legalizing Pot in California is Backed by Facebook Employees
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Giving 2.0
Giving 2.0
Global Enhancement Via Social Networks
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Successful Social Media Protests
Successful Social Media Protests
Did James Franco Cancel UCLA Commencement Speech Due to Facebook?
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Social Media Certifications
Social Media Certifications
Facebook-Style Business Cards are Fun and Friendly
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Altruistic Celeb Assassinations (UPDATE)
Altruistic Celeb Assassinations (UPDATE)
'Keep a Child Alive' Claims More Famous Victims
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Social Media Sacrifices
Social Media Sacrifices
Celebs Offer Up Their Digital Lives for the Buy Life Campaign
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