Thu, January 18 2007

Six Degrees of Good!

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Author, Robin Hood Marketing

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I’ve been remiss in blogging because at Network for Good, we’ve been working around the clock to launch SixDegrees.org with Kevin Bacon.  It went live today, and USA Today covered the story.

The goal is to allow anyone to be a celebrity for their charity.  As Kevin puts it,

“SixDegrees.org is about using the idea that we are all connected to accomplish something good.  It is my hope that Six Degrees will soon be something more than a game or a gimmick. It will also be a force for good, by bringing a social conscience to social networking.”

Six Degrees harnesses two important online trends: the exponential growth of social networks and the increasing interest in using the web for raising money for charity among family and friends, which I’m always blogging about here.  It also seeks to reward people for evangelizing for their cause by literally making them celebrities—putting their pictures and stories online next to the likes of Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall, Kyra Sedgwick, Jessica Simpson, Tyra Banks, and so on.

Check it out, and please post your own cause!  And share your thoughts - is it better than floam?

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