FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the internet.
So often we hear about bad conduct on the Internet, be it identity theft, distributed denial of service attacks, or online defamation and character assassination. Well, how about a feel-good story? Some people actually do the right thing online. Indeed, blogging now is emerging as a philanthropic force.
Take, for example, Bloganthropy.org, an Internet site which seeks to harness the power of social media to incorporate giving resources. Its mission is to unite companies and bloggers in an effort to address societal needs.
Bloganthropy has registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to make it even more attractive for companies to make charitable donations when connected with social media users.
Volunteer bloggers are currently being recruited by Bloganthropy to pledge their time and the power of their blogs, Twitter, Facebook and other social networks to help round up corporate giving this holiday season.
While Bloganthropy is only just getting off the ground, hopefully its laudable efforts will be met with generosity toward worthy causes, and not lumps of coal during the holidays.
Eric Sinrod is a partner in the San Francisco office of Duane Morris LLP (http://www.duanemorris.com) where he focuses on litigation matters of various types, including information technology and intellectual property disputes. His Web site is http://www.sinrodlaw.com and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. To receive a weekly email link to Mr. Sinrod's columns, please send an email to him with Subscribe in the Subject line.
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