Links for February 8th

These are my shared items and notes from Google Reader for February 8th:

  • Hang in there Jack – The Latest on the Condition of Jack Box – I noticed the hangintherejack.com in a recent Jack in The Box commercial and visited this site for some cutting edge entertainment/advertising. It's a great model for a new-media version of the student mockumentary. :)
  • Official Google Reader Blog: Share anything. Anytime. Anywhere. – This "Note in Reader" feature of Google Reader is my new social bookmarking tool of choice. Combined with postalicious (linked to yesterday), it now also generates a daily link post on my blog. :)
  • Transform rural communities with your investment – Finally, here's an option in the middle ground, paying 3% per year with a 9 month turn around.
  • Aid the working families of NorthEast India – This particular investing opportunity has a quick turn around (3 months), but pays only 2% per year. I think I'll try it out to see how the system works.
  • Earn 5% return and lift people from global poverty – I've been exploring the socially beneficial investing opportunities at MicroPlace, and this has the highest rate of return (even though your money will be tied up for two years).
  • Listing all ideas – Ideablob: where ideas grow – This site is a great idea in social entrepreneurism, and there are 232 ideas under education alone. I may fly a few ideas here… of course, then I should contribute advice as well… as can you. :) From their about page: “Great ideas are generated every day by people all across the country, and now these ideas have a place to live and grow. Eligible individuals can submit their business ideas to ideablob.com, and based on votes from the ideablob.com online community – which includes other innovators as well as friends, family, colleagues, associates, teachers and mentors – one idea every month will win $10,000.”
  • Change.org – I joined when I signed a petition on their Education page. There's lots of other important causes represented as well. From their about page: "Today as citizens of the world, we face a daunting array of social and environmental problems ranging from health care and education to global warming and economic inequality. For each of these issues, whether local or global in scope, there are millions of people who care passionately about working for change but lack the information and opportunities necessary to translate their interest into effective action. Change.org aims to address this need by serving as the central platform informing and empowering movements for social change around the most important issues of our time."

View all of my shared items and notes at my Google Reader Shared Items page.

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