Friday, January 30, 2009

New ideas for 2009

I've recently come across two new sites that I wanted to share with my readers.

Reality Sandwich is a fresh and interactive web magazine that encompasses a huge range of interests and perspectives. I feel it has some very exciting and groundbreaking stuff! Here's a little bit about the site:
We hope to spark debate and engagement by offering a forum for voices ranging from the ecologically pragmatic to the wildly visionary (which, to our delight, sometimes turn out to be the one and the same). Counteracting the doom-and-gloom of the daily news, Reality Sandwich is a platform for voices conveying a different vision of the transformations we face. Our goal is to inspire psychic evolution and a kind of earth alchemy.
Wish Upon A Hero is a very addictive site for anyone like me who wants to help everyone! This is a site where anyone can be a hero. Anyone can make a wish and anyone can grant a wish. There are all kinds of wishes - great and small. Here's a little blurb from that site:
Wish Upon A Hero was first conceived by founder Dave Girgenti shortly after the September 11th attacks on New York City. From his home in NJ, Girgenti watched as thousands of people posted pictures of missing loved ones throughout the city. He thought there had to be a faster, more organized way to connect people in need. That was the moment in which the idea was born.

Less than five years later, Hurricane Katrina created a similar catastrophic event in New Orleans where hundreds of thousands of people needed immediate help. This time it wasn't just about locating loved ones. Hurricane victims needed everything from healthcare services, food, fresh water, clothing and shelter.

It became clear that Wish Upon a Hero needed to become more than an idea. Over the next two years, Girgenti exhausted every resource at his disposal to create an online community that offered a platform for people to help people. Working under the mantra of “No wish too large and no hero too small,” Girgenti created, which launched in September 2007. This is a one of a kind service designed to connect those in need with people that can truly change their lives.

Both of these sites leave me feeling a little better about our future. People are looking to make positive change in the world. This makes me smile. :)

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