When Social Networks Start Doing Good

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Updating status, posting on a wall, buzzing, tweeting, checking in, connecting: Social networks have become a powerful and pervasive tool for communicating with our friends and colleagues. But what happens when these tools find a purpose beyond social networking and start helping social good?At this year's South By Southwest, Good writes:

We were asked to consider our influence in these social-media spaces, how much control we had over our identities, and if we could make space for underrepresented groups to be recognized and protected.

Or, as Clay Shirky puts it, "a revolution doesn't happen when society adopts new tools, it happens when society adopts new behaviors."

Read more at GOOD.is
Read more about social networking:
15 Ways to Use Social Media for Green Good
6 Ways to Be Efficient and Green on Facebook
10 (Plus) Ways to Change the World Through Social Media
Live Local: Finally, a Social Networking Website With Purpose

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