“Impact Your World” — A Campaign By CNN

CNN’s “Impact Your World” examines a variety of topics and how news makers and you are impacting the world. Get informed, connect to organizations and share how you have made an impact.

Campaign Objectives & Mission:

CNN's New Initiative

CNN's New Initiative

Impact Your World is a CNN initiative that empowers CNN’s viewers to take action on the news they consume.

This simple equation illustrates the value behind this campaign:
Information + Action = Impact

CNN’s Impact Your World is an empowerment initiative that gives people an opportunity to interact with and respond to the news. CNN connects the worldwide audience to the interests, passions and causes they care about through the people and stories covered by CNN’s award winning journalists as well as by those presented by prominent figures and celebrities.

Watch Out Drunk Drivers: Facebook is Out to Shame You!

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 37,261 people died in traffic crashes in 2008 in the United States (latest figures available), including an estimated 11,773 people who died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. Drunk driving fatalities accounted for 32% of all traffic deaths last year, that is, on average someone is killed in an alcohol-impaired driving crash every 45 minutes in the U.S. (Source: NHTSA/FARS, 2009)

Drunk Driving

Drunk Driving

Although countless attempts have been made in order to spread awareness about dunk driving, many people still do it repeatedly, careless of the consequences! Apparently, a night in jail or a ticket is just not cutting if for them.

Therefore, Huntington Beach is considering a new tactic against drunk driving: public shaming on Facebook.

“After the idea was suggested Monday at a City Council meeting, the city’s Police Department is looking into posting the names of suspected drunk drivers on Facebook, said Lt. Russell Reinhart.

Social Media Utilized to Organize Protests in Egypt

The protest movement in Egypt is taking advantage of social media to communicate, inform and organize. “Despite attempts to block Twitter, Facebook and other sites (the government denies it was responsible), a Facebook page devoted to Friday’s planned protests had more than 80,000 followers as of 2 p.m. ET Thursday, compared with some 20,000 the [...]

What’s Up Google? Latest News & Changes

Google is going through some major changes, mostly to the better, and everyone is excited about what’s next in line!

Therefore, I decided to dedicate this post to latest Google news that can change the way you deal with the internet in general and your view of Google in specific.

Jumo: The Social Network for Social Good!

Jumo: The Social Network for Social Good!

What Jumo wants to achieve is a higher lever of awareness of the problems going on around the world through actively involving those of interest and helping them find a way, together, to make a change.

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Warning: Your Naked Photos, Too, Might Be Posted on Facebook!

Warning: Your Naked Photos, Too, Might Be Posted on Facebook!

Brokenhearted, drunk and fueled with jealousy after his girlfriend suddenly pulled the plug on their relationship, Joshua posted his ex-girlfriend's pictures on Facebook, for millions of Facebook users to see and was made legal history for being put in jail for doing so!

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Twitter & Apple: A New Collaboration to Save Ping!

Twitter & Apple: A New Collaboration to Save Ping!

A collaboration between Twitter and Apple opens a backdoor to a part of the corporate workforce that has been locked out of Ping during the crucial daytime hours.

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Social Media Sobriety Test: Don’t Drink & Tweet!

Social Media Sobriety Test: Don’t Drink & Tweet!

How many times did you get back home drunk and started tweeting or updating your Facebook status without really knowing what it is that you are typing away? Have no fear, the sobriety test is here!

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First Dutch #Twedding… Who’s Next?

First Dutch #Twedding… Who’s Next?

Dutch Twedding!

A week ago, Holland witnessed the events of the first wedding concluded via Twitter: The groom-to-be proposed via Twitter and the bride-to-be accepted in the same way. They invited people via Twitter and the actual wedding ceremony could be followed via Twitter as well.

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Is Facebook’s Dominance in Danger? BBC Reports

Is Facebook’s Dominance in Danger? BBC Reports

“Facebook may have 500 million friends, but it also has many, many rivals – including some huge ones in some of the world’s largest and fastest growing economies“. The reports argues that there are new emerging competitors that threaten Facebook’s “All-Mighty” status: Local Facebook-like...

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