16 Sep '11, 4am

Social Media's Power As A Tool For Good

Social Media's Power As A Tool For Good

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, to 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 h...

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