Social media and news in recent times have been filled with hate and negativity. Just as you cannot fight the darkness, only light lamps, Hate and Negativity cannot be fought. You need to bring Love and Positivity forward instead.
I bring to you the We Are the World Blogfest.
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Today I share a story about Crowdfunding — the practice of raising small amounts of money from a large number of donors online — was once the province of startups and political campaigns. Over the past five years, it has ballooned into a multibillion-dollar charity industry, with donations going not to gadgets or causes but to individual people.
This growth is fueled by the generosity of ordinary people and social media-driven campaigns.
It is the Kindness of Strangers
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Your co-hosts for this month are:
Simon Falk, Roshan Radhakrishnan, Inderpreet Uppal, Lynn Hallbrooks, Eric Lahti, and Mary J Giese,
Please link to them in your WATWB posts and go say hi!
Here are the guidelines for #WATWB:
1. Keep your post to Below 500 words, as much as possible.
2. Link to a human news story on your blog, one that shows love, humanity, and brotherhood. Paste in an excerpt and tell us why it touched you. The Link is important because it actually makes us look through the news to find the positive ones to post.
3. No story is too big or small, as long as it Goes Beyond religion and politics, into the core of humanity.
4. Place the WE ARE THE WORLD badge or banner on your Post and your Sidebar. Some of you have already done so, this is just a gentle reminder for the others.
Tweets, Facebook shares, Pins, Instagram, G+ shares using the #WATWB hashtag through the month most welcome. We’ll try and follow and share all those who post on the #WATWB hashtag, and we encourage you to do the same.Have your followers click Here to enter their link and join us! Bigger the #WATWB group each month, more the joy!
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Between people donating and people sharing via Social Media, positive results can be seen on crowdfunding sites. Thanks for sharing this story and for being a part of #WATWB
Strangers coming to getter to help people in need is so wonderful and crowdfunding is doing a great job. Will go through the kinky to read other positive stories, Inderpreet.
Crowdfunding… it goes on to say that every crowd has a silver lining 😀
Inderpreet, it is a great initiative. We are the world blogfest is doing an amazing job of spreading positivity in the world. I will try and participate soon.
Please do join us, Sulekha!! It would be wonderful. Thank you.
It is the kind of action at the grassroot level and kindness to make a difference rather than pointing fingers. Thanks for writing about it, Inderpreet. Together, people can make a huge difference to lives,
Hope the notion of crowd funding for noble causes prospers. Surely of help to many needy indeed.
Crowdfunding highlights the positive aspect of social media… and it’s spreading!
Thank you for sharing!
Crowd funding is definitely the kindness of strangers .Love #WATWB
It surely is a wonderful initiative. Let me see if I can join in this time.
Crowd funding is one of the beautiful things social media has provided. It is lovely to see people using it in the face of events like the tragedy at Charlottesville. Thanks for sharing, Inderpreet 🙂 Simon’s Still Stanza #WATWB
Crowdfunding to donate for strangers is one of the best things about the internet today: it has changed so many lives!
I have always loved this initiative and I would love to write this month. Is there a last date?
Thanks for joining us, Parul. You can share your post by the first week of September. We have it every month on the last Friday. There is still time. Welcome to #WATWB
I have been following some of the blogs for WATB and been loving the stories of hope and goodness! Makes me fall in love with humanity and believe in miracles!
Such initiatives and people who participate in these, are what make the world a better place to live in!
What a touching story this was! We need more people like you and your co-hosts and make a difference to this almost impassionate world.