When Karen Huff (senior citizen) was bullied on a bus, the guy Max Sidorov that found the video on Facebook, reposted it to Indiegogo (a social fundraising site) and named and shamed the school involved. He wanted to raise money for Karen to have a vacation – well, $600,000 dollars later (and still a month to go), Karen will get a vacation of a lifetime!
One woman, Kristen, got miffed with banks and created Bank Transfer Day, November 5th 2011 which led to 600,000 people changing their bank to a credit union, 16% of business loans shifting to Mutuals/Credit Unions. Ariana Huffington has started MoveYourMoney and others are following suit. Any bets as to when the banks start fighting back a la Fox News and Media?
After the radio interview with Tony Delroy a few days ago, I’ve had an inordinate number of requests for information on social lending and microfinancing sites. Particularly Australian p2p banks. Remember a bank holds money that the community members have each – for example, salaries, or savings. Then the bank manager takes the community money […]
Scriptlance is a job auction slash project management site; You post up the job you want done – a website created, graphic design of a logo or editing of a document – and the members bid to do the work. Project milestones, escrow payments at milestones, yada yada. how many of you are thinking – […]
I’m assuming it’s hackers at Apple, because if it’ s a co-branding thing, it’s just bloody rude and disrespectful to the customer. STEPS: Go to ebay.com.au Type in iPhone – like this hit return. You’ll be HIJACKED to a page called http://www.ebayasiapromo.com/sgwidget/apple/dlp?site=15&kw=apple+mac (once I got ipod classic instead). looks like this There are no – […]
Daniela is staying with blogger (and social diagram maker extraordinaire) David Armano. You can read her story here – basically, escaping from an abusive marriage, she is a Romanian immigrant, with 3 children to support, one with Down’s Sydnrome. Daniela cleans house when she can for pennies. David Armano and family are putting the family […]
I saw that Meraki has won a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer prize, and it reminded me that a new kind of economy – well, an old one made more feasible through economies of scale – is arising. The Social Economy. Meraki Inc. USA Sanjit Biswas, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer www.meraki.com Meraki Networks, Inc. […]
From Sunday Star Times on Stuff.co.nz – and I’m gonna say up front: there is no point being a prophet if you do not use every means available to be heard, and understood. Wayne Lachore… … emerged from the Coromandel to warn the world of a looming catastrophic collapse of western economies, and the US […]