Today is #PositivelySocial Day! As Frank Eliason, Senior Vice President of Social Media for Citibank and the person who initially came up with the #positivelysocial idea noted, “Driving change by recognizing the positive can help send a message and have just as strong an influence as the negative.” At CiviliNation we actually believe it can be a stronger influence in the long run!
In the spirit of celebrating #PositivelySocial Day, here is a short, random and very non-exclusive list of things we like online:
- Positive new sites such as Good News Network, Daily Good and
- Online funding platforms such as Kickstarter for creative projects and Ingiegogo for business opportunities.
- The world’s knowledge at everyone’s fingertips with Wikipedia.
- Freerice, a fun online game that simultaneously educates people and helps end world hunger through the UN World Food Programme.
- Learn how to do just about anything through Howcast, which hosts short instructional user-submitted videos on every topic imaginable.
- Free online education via Khan Academy (over 3,300 videos) and Open Yale Courses (introductory university courses).
- Get global access to knowledge about life on earth with the visually-stunning Encyclopedia of Life.
- Public Library of Science (PLOS), a free, open-access online publisher that’s focused on sharing scientific and medical research.
- Crisis Response One Box, a project between YouTube and Storyful, which informs the public in real time, through a playlist of videos, a Google News cluster, and Google Crisis Response, what’s going on when disasters happen (via Mashable).
- LetMeApologize, a way to say you’re sorry when you just need a little help doing so.