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MobPower.org – Social Network for Change!

  • Avatar of Nick Watson
    Nick Watson
    Participant

    @nickbwatson

    Mob Power

    Myself and another web developer (Biance Le Roux) have been working on this social network for about half a year now, and it has finally been released!

    The man behind the idea is David Kolby:

    “Premised on the simple idea that social networking has the potential to generate significant new resources for charities and non profits around the world, moving away from the standard donation based model by providing businesses the means to combine the advertising and goodwill functions”

    What is Mob Power?

    Mob Power is a social network that allows people to connect and share with friends while simultaneously

    helping solve some of humanity’s greatest problems.

    Mob Power is about more than just social networking. Mob Power members actually raise money for

    charities and non profits around the world every time they login. All money generated on the site through

    advertising is directed to charities and non profits members choose, so all participation is converted into real donations.

    The Mob Power Model is a more appropriate use of the value generated through social networking and

    represents an innovative source of vital new funds for charities and non profits around the planet.

    Sign up now!

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  • Avatar of apwinthrop
    apwinthrop
    Participant

    @apwinthrop

    how can we see anything if we are forced to register?

    Avatar of Nick Watson
    Nick Watson
    Participant

    @nickbwatson

    We will be releasing some videos about what Mob Power is, and how you use it soon. If you’d like you can sign up, but I understand if you are skeptical.

    Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    Not skeptical here, but surprised that we would even need to log in before seeing how we can help others via mobpower.org, just unnatural in my view. After all, this is the Gallery section of BP where you show off your site, not the login or register pages only :-)

    Avatar of Mike Pratt
    Mike Pratt
    Participant

    @mikepratt

    I agree. Nothing wrong with a walled garden but if you want to showcase it then the least you can do is throw us a few screen shots, no? (also LOVE the disclaimer <my paraphrase> “we don’t endorse any of these charities, we’re just here to raise money for them” :-)

    Avatar of Nick Watson
    Nick Watson
    Participant

    @nickbwatson

    We’re currently in the process of making a tour video and some “How To Use” videos. So those will be posted on the main page for people to get a feel for the site before they sign up.

    Here are some large screen shots:

    User Page

    Charity Page

    Hopefully those videos will be done soon.

    @Mike

    Glad you liked the disclaimer :)

    Avatar of Bowe
    Bowe
    Participant

    @bowromir

    I’ve signed up because I like the charity aspect which you made for the site. I’m looking for ways to promote charities for my project aswell, and I really like that you can support charities and show them through your profile. I also like the profile page very much, and the overall design. Good job, and cool idea!

    Avatar of Bowe
    Bowe
    Participant

    @bowromir

    Btw.. could you tell us/me a little bit more how you raise the money for the charities? I think it’s a pretty cool concept, but have no idea how it works in detail?

    Avatar of Nick Watson
    Nick Watson
    Participant

    @nickbwatson

    Thanks for the support! To answer your question Mob Power generates money for charity through the advertising on the site. Rather than the funds advertisers pay going into the pockets of shareholders ALL funds go to charities each member gets to choose. We think that’s a more appropriate use of the value generated through social networking, after all it is the users who create most of the value through their time, attention, and interactions.

    Each member profile allows users to choose ”My Causes”, these are the charities that will receive your portion of the total money raised on the site. Each month ALL the money raised by Mob Power through advertising is split up between the charities members have selected, a completely democratic means of allocating the resources.

    This entire process is overseen by the Mob Power Foundation comprised of a Board of Directors of Public Figures whose governance will ensure full transparency and accountability.

    Mob Power doesn’t take a single cent of the money raised through advertising to cover expenses like most ”social businesses” simply because Mob Power exists to help solve humanities greatest problems and not create jobs for anyone. So far it has been completely funded by believers in the idea.

    However, Members can select Mob Power as one of their ”Causes” if they want Mob Power to continue operating. All funds allocated this way will only be used to cover operating costs, with any excess going back to the charities. This way all Power is in the hands of Members. Now that’s Mob Power.

    More information about this and related topics is available in the About section at http://www.mobpower.org

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