Articles in the category Social Good

5 Ways How DIY Experts Can Increase Leads Using Social Media

To provide help to people with their home improvement needs or personal projects, DIY experts – from people who do plumbing to those who perform asbestos removal – will need to effectively reach out to their target market. One of the better ways of doing this is by connecting with online users using social media. If you’re […]

The Wait: Comparing iPhone 6 Lines to Homeless People on the Streets

I’ve always wondered at the passion, eagerness, and tenacity of the people who line up for the newest iPhone and/or iPad outside Apple Stores around the world. Every time there is a new device released, people start lining up days before the device actually goes on sale. They camp out on the city streets, and […]

NYC Hair Stylist Gives Haircuts To The Homeless On Sundays

A 30-year-old hair stylist from New York City spends each Sunday giving haircuts for free. Why free? Because his Sunday clients are all homeless. Mark Bustos works at Three Squares Studio but spends part of his weekend walking around New York City offering people haircuts who cannot afford them. Bustos’ story recently went viral and […]

Guys Tip Fast Food Workers $100 [Viral Video]

Do you remember the guys from Simple Pickup? They scored a viral video last year when they motorboated a bunch of women in order to raise awareness (and money) for breast cancer. Well, now they’re back and they’re tipping fast food workers $100. Simple Pickup apparently had a difficult time finding a charity that wanted their […]

Road Safety Video Pulls No Punches [Warning: Graphic]

*Please note that the video above may be disturbing for some people.* The Northern Ireland Department of Environment have released a new video to promote driving and road safety awareness to its citizens. Northern Ireland’s department of the environment insists the advert is ‘sensitive’ and feel that it is necessary to raise awareness to the […]

First California Now Washington: Scavenger Hunts For Cash Are Taking Over Twitter

Now this is a trend I can get behind. Some generous individuals are turning Twitter into a cash grab. You may have already heard about the first one, @HiddenCash, who has been running an event it calls a social experiment by hiding envelopes full of cash, yes American greenbacks, around San Francisco and Los Angeles. Now, […]

Reading Rainbow Kickstarter Launched By Levar Burton

Levar Burton wants to resurrect Reading Rainbow. The former TV host launched a Kickstarter campaign this week to get bring the children’s show back and inspire a new generation of kids to read books. Burton has already released a Reading Rainbow iPad app but the actor knows that many children don’t have access to a tablet. Now he’s […]

Stephen Sutton Dead: #StephensStory Continues To Inspire After Teen’s Death

Stephen Sutton passed away this week after a long battle with cancer. But before he passed away at the young age of 19, Sutton managed to raise millions for cancer charity. With Facebook, Twitter, and the hashtag #StephensStory, the young man managed to inspire thousands of people to donate to his campaign. The Independent reports […]

Little Boys Dying Wish Comes True At Wrestlemania XXX

A viral video is making its rounds after its touching story hit the web. During Wrestlemania XXX, Connor Michelek had the chance to reunite with his wrestling hero, Daniel Bryan. Three weeks later the young boy died of pediatric brain cancer. The WWE decided to honor the young fan with a touching tribute video that […]

Stone Cold Steve Austin Supports Gay Marriage, Social Media Shows Support

WWE legend ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin is a supporter of marriage equality. The legendary wrestler posted a podcast in support of equality in July 2013, a clip that has just now started to gain traction on YouTube. Perhaps because Steve Austin is usually a foul-mouthed tough guy, nobody bothered to really watch his video until […]

Carolyn Hendrix Promotes Charity Shave-A-Thon For Cancer Research

Carolyn Hendrix, a 5-year-old cancer patient from Pensacola, Florida, is using social media in hopes of raising money for childhood cancer research, by promoting a St. Baldrick’s Foundation Shave-a-Thon. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding research to find cures for childhood cancers. The charity regularly sponsors head-shaving events to raise […]

Washington Wizards Sign A 10-Year-Old Girl For One Day

The Washington Wizards had a new member join their team this weekend but only on a one-day contract. Meet Amaris Jackson, a 10-year-old battling cancer, who’s dream was to “break barriers” by joining an NBA team. Jackson plays for her middle-school basketball team as a point guard and she’s also batting renal cell carcinoma, a […]

Mom Tells World Her Son Is Transgender On Social Media

Jodi Gholson Oliver wins “Most Accepting and Awesome Mom” award for a heartwarming and celebratory Facebook post. On March 27th, Oliver used social media to announce her son being a transgender with a joyful picture of a story reading the words “IT’S A BOY” followed by a touching message: Post by Jodi Gholson Oliver.   […]

32,000 Brazilian Women Bare All For #IDontDeserveToBeRaped Campaign (NSFW)

A frightening study came out of Brazil that showed that 65.1 percent of respondents (not just men) felt that Women who dressed provocatively were at least partially responsible if attacked and raped. In response, a Brazilian journalist , Nana Queiroz, has launched a campaign on Tumblr and Twitter with the hashtag EuNãoMereçoSerEstruprada which translate to #Idontdeservetoberaped. Over 32,000 […]

Voss Launches Facebook App To Keep An Eye On Clean Water Projects

Voss Water may be known for its premium product that carries a premium price, but the company also has its own foundation to support clean water projects. Simply called the Voss Foundation, a new Facebook app looks to keep fans informed on various clean water projects in Africa. Currently, Voss has six initiatives going in Mali, Liberia, Democratic […]

YouTube Pranksters Join Break.com In ‘Prank It FWD’ Social Good Campaign [Video]

Some of the top YouTube pranksters are teaming up with Break.com for a new social good campaign called “Prank It FWD” which, as the title suggests, involves pranking people with charity and positive vibes. Said YouTube pranksters will be “turning typical viral YouTube pranks on their head” by releasing hidden camera videos with a social […]

#SaveKessab Campaign Gathers Pace as Blink 182’s Travis Barker Gives Support

The campaign to save the Syrian Armenian town of Kessab gathered pace today as Blink 182’s Travis Barker gave support. Along with posting a #SaveKessab picture to his Instagram account, Barker wrote: #StopGenocide #SaveKessab I have a lot of Armenian friends I love & support that are like #FAMILY to me@mrfamouscheese @r_men818 @famous_crow#ISupport Campaign supporters have been targeting celebrities and politicians […]

Twitter Rallies for Syrian Christian Town With #SaveKessab Campaign

A small Christian town in Syria that has been targeted  by Al-Qaeda affiliated foreign fighters has finally gained international attention resulting from a Twitter hashtag campaign calling on people to help #SaveKessab. Kessab is located close to Syria’s northern border with Turkey, and is primarily inhabited by Armenian Christians. Prior to the beginning of the […]