As we mention in our VW safety tips, some worlds offer opportunities for charitable giving in the “real world” – even for up-to-the-minute relief efforts like Haiti’s. For example, Sony’s FreeRealms.com offers $10 donations for Haiti with purchases of specific virtual goods in-world; GaiaOnline.com “is matching up to $10,000 in donations to the Red Cross [...]
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The Red Cross reports that $22 million had been raised via cellphones for Haiti earthquake relief (about a fifth of the $112 million in total donations), the Washington Post reports. The previous cellphone fundraising record was a mere $400,000.
With emails from President Obama, tweets in Twitter, and cellphones sending “Text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10 to @RedCross relief,” fixed and mobile social media are raising millions for Haiti earthquake relief. Yesterday (1/14) may’ve been “the biggest day for mobile giving to date, CNET reports, adding that Facebook said its users “have been [...]