Amid our ethical concerns about the downside of computer technology in general and social networking in particular, I celebrate the example that people provide in their charitable work, especially in how that work is helped by leveraging the power of many through social networking and social media.
In an article by Bob Braun in The Star Ledger (see online article link below), I became aware of Katie Meyler, who has devoted herself to helping young girls in Liberia out of poverty through education. Katie founded the More Than Me foundation to provide support for this work.
To highlight how social networking and social media can be used to promote a positive ethical purpose, I wanted to share her example and invite your comments on her work and how we can use these online platforms for social good.
Here are some links to her charitable work on the More Than Me Foundation Web site:
I welcome your comments about how we can transform the nature of charitable work and giving through social networking and social media.
Thanks for sharing,
Bob Braun’s article about Katie in The Star Ledger via nj.com: