June 7, 2012
It’s a gutsy move to decide you’re going to re-create social media, but that is exactly what Socialnate was designed to do. By socially donating your influence, you and your startup can share your impact on the world while simultaneously influencing others to create their own impact. Of course, it’s also a great way to let the world know that your company stands for something more than just making a dollar.
Here’s how it works: share what you are doing to make the world a better place, be it through volunteering or supporting a cause or event – you can add a photo and links. Peers, customers and others rate each impact post. All ratings are averaged for one overall impact, and the goal is to have a 5 star impact rating.
Co-founder Mar Youngblood said that since launching in late December, they have amassed nearly 1000 uesrs with nearly 2000 posts to date. “Moving forward, we will be creating apps and improving the website to make the user experience better, and we will be adding a feature to allow verified companies and public figures to raise money for their own causes through giveaways. For example, the New York Knicks can offer two free tickets for a random member of Socialnate that donates $5 to their Garden of Dreams Foundation.“
The platform is already pretty robust. Besides profiles for companies, organizations, public figures, groups and individuals, you can share your posts on Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter, and you can show your support to other members by following them.
So, what do you think? Can Socialnate re-create social media, turning it into an engine for good? Leave a comment below!
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