Social Networking for Change

Change.org is another social networking site that opens up to the public recently (yesterday?). But it is not your ordinary social networking site where netizens meet friends and share stuff online. As stated on the blog for change

Change.org aims to transform social activism by serving as the central platform that connects likeminded people, whatever their interests, and enables them to exchange information, share ideas, and collectively act to address the issues they care about.

Now that’s a good way of using the power of web 2.0 technologies and application for a worthy cause. I’m just hoping that change.org’s mission and vision will be able to transcend into actual application towards their grassroot beneficiaries and would not be limited to purely online discussions, online communications among its members who happen to have access to technology.

It is true that our world is already full of social problems such as poverty, hunger, environmental problems among other social phenomena that needs everyone’s attention. But social attention is not only what those affected by these social problems need, but they need concrete actions. Actual actions that address their social problems.

Hopefully, change.org could make a difference, no matter how big or small that would be.

Read more about change.org and how you can participate to their cause here.

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  1. Another website that helps you mobilize your friends for social change is Firstgiving.com. Firstgiving is a website that helps you set up your own free personalized fundraising page for any non-profit registered with GuideStar. Also, the site provides different tools to promote your fundraising campaign including an email importer, widgets, and a fundraising badge. Firstgiving allows you to gather support for your social causes by contacting your online network via websites that you are already on and so it is a way to get your personal campaign out to the mainstream.

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