Imagine losing power and with that your internet access for a few hours, sounds bad? While most of us could live with no power for a few hours, losing internet access would just make it … Read more
Amazon’s clever play on pricing provides an excellent case for how ventures targeting Bottom of the Pyramid segment can make quality products available at a cheap price. Read more
InclusivePlanet.com is a social network that persons with visual disability can easily use to share information and content in accessible formats. Read more
This is my first hackathon as a participant, after attending over a dozen of them in my life. Day one of the Summer of Smart by San Francisco’s Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (@GAFFTA) … Read more
Operation Cup of Tea, an anti riot campaign is asking Londoners to Stay In and Drink Tea. Started by Sam Pepper, some 15 hrs ago, the campaign very quickly went viral on Facebook and Twitter, … Read more
In the wake of the Mumbai bomb blasts, as police and emergency personnel tried to take stock of the situation, some tech savvy Indians quickly resorted to technology to coordinate disaster response. Read more
Childline, India’s first free, emergency helpline for children in need of care and protection turned 15 on June 20, 2011. What started as a simple helpline for street kids to call when in trouble in Mumbai has now expanded to 150 plus locations, across 26 states of India including the far south Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Childline processes over 2.5 million calls annually. Read more
GiveForward.com is a platform to help families receive financial assistance by crowd-funding medical expenses for life saving treatments and surgeries. Read more
How great would it be to have someone to tell you how awesome you are all the time? Time and again we all need some empathy or just someone to talk to – well how about some free empathy from strangers?
Zachary Burt (ZB) is up to something great on the internet. He founded two unique websites – Awesomeness Reminders and CompassionPit, both of which are doing amazingly well. Each of these sites allow anonymous people to engage in listening and sharing something that makes their days just a little bit better. Read more
This past weekend group of designers and hackers gathered at Change.org’s San Francisco headquarters to participate in a 24 hours hackathon, called HackforChange. A 100 passionate people put aside their weekend to create 17 world changing apps. The event was not about building the next Fortune 500 company, but rather about creating socially innovative apps that can help make the world a better place. Team GoodNeighbor won the event, and received the 5K USD prize money, with Anonymouse and Findmeapet, taking second and third place. Team Alerter received a honorable mention.
Greenpeace has launched a worldwide campaign asking Facebook to ‘Go Green’ by pledging to switch to clean energy, and it wants your help to make it happen. The world’s environmental watchdog has launched a massive … Read more
Twitter has turned 5 years old on March 21st . Over these last 5 years Twitter has dramatically changed the way we communicate, connect and discover the world around us and has emerged as an incredible force for good. With 200 million people and growing, Twitter is being used in so many useful and important ways, making our world a better place. Read more