Found a new social network (Change.org) focused on social activism on JETSET. After reading Convergence Culture and being awakened to this growing trend, I am noticing more networks like this popping up, which is cool not only from a web trends perspective, but also from a “hey, we need to take care of the world we all live in” perspective. Business and entertainment is not the only outlet and use for the web. People are using web social participation for what hits home in their worlds. It is not only about participating in a virtual world, and instead participating the real world to set things in action. As we know, the need drives the tool.
Today as citizens of the world, we face a daunting array of social and environmental problems ranging from health care and civil rights to global warming and economic inequality. For each of these issues, whether local or global in scope, there are millions of people who care passionately about working toward a solution but have no way of connecting with each other to advance a common goal.
Change.org aims to transform social activism by serving as the central platform that connects likeminded people, whatever their interests, and enables them to exchange information, share ideas, and collectively act to address the issues they care about.