This morning, like most, I woke up to the news of disaster in Japan. And soon after reading the stories on Reddit; the messages on Twitter, I became inspired to contribute something. Though at that point, I wasn't exactly sure what.
I was reading people tweet about their best wishes & prayers. But then I read this tweet; which blatantly put things into perspective…
This is a real disaster. The people there need real help. Posting best wishes on Twitter or Facebook isn't a real solution.
So donate, right?
It's interesting how Twitter is now the first place we go to participate in the global reaction to the latest world disasters. It's a real-time social communications platform that makes it easy for everyone to share.
But there's no "first place to go" when we want to do the next logical thing - and that is, to make a donation. And people today are asking for alternatives to the big entities. It seems obvious then, that what the world needs is a real-time social donation platform.