Help Find Missing Kids, Turn 404 Page to Not Found Bulletin

Help Find Missing Kids, Turn Website 404 Page to Not Found Bulletin

Turn 404 Pages to NotFound Bulletin to Help Find Missing Kids

I’m a sucker for great campaigns and great advocacy, thus, Social Media and Social Good. It’s a rare thing that two of my interests intersect and when it does – it’s done so brilliantly!

Help Find Missing Kids, Turn Website 404 Page to Not Found Bulletin

NotFound project is an collaborative initiative from Missing Children Europe and Child Focus, wants to raise awareness for missing and sexually exploited children in Europe by asking participating website publishers turn their 404 error page real estate into notices.

You can help find missing kids by turning your 404 pages into Not Found bulletin. Below is a clever example.

Not Found Sample 404 Page

It’s so easy and simple, go to Not Found website for details. [I promise, you will find their website ;)]

 

 

I Did Not Buy the iPhone 5, Yet I Feel Good

Stop iPhone 5 Mania

Ditched the Plan of Buying iPhone 5 for Clean Water

Today, I was supposed to buy my very first iPhone – the iPhone 5. I was thrilled with the idea of having the hottest phone in town. Just like everyone who wants to get their hands on the latest Apple product; I woke up early in the morning so I could walk in to one of the phone centers here in Singapore to join in the long queue.

Just when it was my turn, I was told to just go back again after a couple of hours (Yes, after the long wait, I have to wait again).

Instead of going back and queuing again, I completely ditched the plan of buying the iPhone 5. Instead of getting pissed at the queuing system, I contemplated at how the society developed a thin line between needs and wants to the point that we often mistake the one with the other.

We had become so absorbed with our own wants that we fail to notice what other people need.
Instead of buying the latest iPhone, I will stick with my current ever dependable non-smartphone (an old Samsung phone). It provides me with the real basic necessities such as the ability to send and receive SMS, call and be called and alarm clock. That’s it! No need for any fancy app.

Instead of getting locked in with a phone service provider, I am locking myself to community service by donating the money I’m supposed to spend monthly to pay for a fancy phone to help provide clean water for Rwanda through CharityWater.

I Do Not Need the iPhone 5, Many Countries Need Clean Water

I’ve always wondered how – in my own little ways – I could help make a difference or at least do something more than trying to fulfilling my own needs. That’s when I learned about the people in Rwanda.

To help them, my plan is simple: every 5th of the month, I will be donating $39 to a CharityWater campaign so I could help bring water in homes in Rwanda.

For this month, I am donating my money as a birthday greeting to Pete Cashmore of Mashable. While I have learned about CharityWater before, on his 27th birthday last September 18th, Pete requested that people don’t send him gifts and donate for clean water instead.

I’m not donating millions because just like most people, I’m not able to. I can only donate a small amount of money monthly, for a couple of years, yet I know that somehow a kid gets the basic necessity in life – clean water.

Charity: Water  spends 100% of what people donate to building facilities that will help distribute clean water to individuals and families in developing nations so that gives me an assurance that no matter how small my donation may be, someone’s life is improved by it.

I have stripped myself with unnecessary expenditure so I could help provide a necessity for someone. After all, living is not about getting all that we want; it’s about making our lives count – not just fulfilling our dreams and goals, but making a difference in someone’s life other than our own.

So, you know what’s sexier than the slimmest iPhone yet? Donating to Charity:Water.

May we start to get rid of our expensive habits and unnecessary purchases to help more people in Africa get clean water. Join me – together, let us ditch expensive habits for clean water.

Update: Some people told me I could just have both. It’s nice to hear some people have those ability :) For me, it’s just one or the other. I could live without a smartphone. Those in Africa can’t live without clean water. 

How Social Profiles Can Help You Land or Lose Your Job [INFOGRAPHIC

Social Recruiting

How to Make the Right Impressions From Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

92 percent of employers and recruiters use social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for recruiting.

It is therefore important to make a good impression when you’re being looked at on your social profiles. Below are some of the things that recruiters are likely to react negatively to:

47% – Picturees of alcohol consumption
78% – References to doing illegal drugs
66% – Posts/tweets of a sexual nature
61% – Profanity in posts/tweets
54% – Spelling/grammar errors in posts/tweets

Social Recruiting

Image: [Jobvite

Using Content Curation as a Source for Perfect Content Marketing Mix [INFOGRAPHIC]

Benefits of Content Curation

Content Curation as Source of Content Marketing

Don’t have enough time each day to create original content? Well, you’re not alone. While I’ve previously shared how to write the perfect blog post, most people just constantly face several challenges and stumbling blocks to create original content.

In an infographic released by Uberflip, it shows that 73% of marketers are facing the challenge of creating original content while 75% agreed that they just don’t have the time.

The visual explores how curation can become an effective tool to incease visibility, boost SEO and establish thought leadership. Yes, you don’t have to constantly create original content to effectively showcase your knowledge about a topic but carefully handpicking the best content sources and amassing or putting them together in a way that clearly explains all strong points will help you produce an organized content.

Key Takeaways:
- Creating original content is the biggest obstacle for 73% of content marketers.
- 75% of marketers cannot justify spending the time needed to create original content for their audience.
- There are a variety of tools developed within the past 3 years that can help marketers and content curators gather the most relevant content, re-purpose it, and present it to their audience in unique ways.
- 85% of brands use content curation to establish thought leadership, and 80% say it enables them to increase brand visibility

Benefits of Content Curation