Sunday, April 25, 2010

BEDA 25: Social Charity

One of the things I've been noticing recently is the number of charities and groups that have been looking to social networking to gain support and funds.
During the recovery in Haiti, the Red Cross and other charitable groups allowed people to text HAITI to 40404. This added $10 to their cell phone bills, but it went to a good cause. Julian discussed this in a video he posted earlier today.

Shawn, a Youtuber currently residing in Bangladesh, created The Uncultured Project to raise awareness about poverty in poor countries.

Today on Dailybooth was World Malaria Day. Users took pictures of the words "End Malaria" written on their palm(s) (or arms or heads in some cases) and tagged their pictures with the hashtag #endmalaria to contribute to raising awareness.

So, all in all, social networking has become a powerful tool that can be used for good to increase the awareness of people to dangerous and possibly life-threatening things around the world, like earthquake recovery, poor drinking water and health conditions, and a horrible disease. I hope that this has enlightened you.
Until tomorrow! Allons-y, Alonso!

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