Last week, we wrote about Actics, the ‘ethical Facebook’ and sure enough found another social network to tell you about this week: Razoo! With almost 20.000 members so far, it’s a quick growing community.
What this social network is about is simple: ‘unite around making a positive difference in the world’. Razoo believe that passion leads to action and that individual contribution lead to a collective good. To make this happen, a group of entrepreneurs launched Razoo in August this year, with the mission to ‘promote social good and to inspire others to get involved by making giving and serving fun, easy, and meaningful.’ Popular topics at the Razoo community are sustainability, Aids, water, homelessness, education, development, art, human rights and environment, just to give you an idea.Simply browse the site or better join Razoo to Learn, Connect and Take Action. So far there are 579 causes to learn from and contribute to, ranging from subjects like Human Trafficking and Slavery to Ending Elder Loneliness.
It would not be a social network without connecting to people. At Razoo you can create and join groups to people with similar interests to yours. Current groups include Saving Shelter Pets, the Blood:Water HIV Mission or Liberty in North Korea.
If you are more the active type, go to Take Action and tell people what your contribution to a better world is. So far, 43.540 acts have been performed, benefiting 61 goals in the Razoo community. One goal for example is to Know Freedom. Take the trafficking IQ quiz and find out how much you know about human trafficking.
Last but not least, Razoo launched the Good Travels contest yesterday, to encourage and promote people to be Good Travellers. Join the contest and win great prizes, including a trip-of-a-lifetime to anywhere in the world for two winners. Razoo is also giving away the new XO Laptop (OLPC) and the new Flip Ultra camcorders. We hope the TreeHugger Travel section inspires you to some Good Travel ideas!
Ah, and don’t forget to check out the Good Happens blog for your daily dose of good stuff. It’s Razoo’s counter to all the bad stuff we hear every day. Here, tribute is being paid to the good in the world. Via: tipster Rebecca ::Razoo