Can Social Media Benefit the Greater Good?

Do online social communities benefit society? Do social networks democratize philanthropy? Here, leaders from Mashable, Kiva, Jumo, and LIVESTRONG tell amazing stories about how small amounts of money — from $1-wrist bands to $25 micro loans — can quickly add up to substantial amounts of money to push postive change. These social good campaigns have touched people around the world.

Festival: 2011

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