Egypt’s “Facebook Revolution” early this year spawned the Arab Spring and highlighted the internet’s role as an incredibly powerful tool for social change. From politics to philanthropy, advocacy and awareness, social media’s ability to mobilize for good continues to grow by leaps and bounds.
Mashable’s 2nd Annual Social Good Summit next week is set to explore that growth and come up with innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. The Social Good Summit, in collaboration with the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation, dovetails with U.N. Week, when world leaders converge on New York and the United Nations General Assembly every September.
The Social Good Summit brings together some of the most innovative leaders spanning the social good spectrum — from Muhammad Yunus, the father of microfinance to activist and actress Geena Davis to humanitarian Elie Wiesel — to discuss how the power of technology and social media can help solve issues ranging from healthcare to poverty to malnutrition to gender inequality.
In anticipation of its Social Good Summit, Mashable has put together a list of what it considers the most important resources for making a difference on the social web. The list includes more than 70 organizations and groups that are using the web in creative ways.
Care2 will be at the Social Good Summit next week so be sure to check back for our coverage.
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