#Internet Of Good

Every day, people use the internet to make a positive impact on their lives and within their communities. Follow along with #InternetOfGood where we’ll be highlighting stories from around the country - and the world - of people using the internet to make the world a better place.

A Bumblebee Birthday

Originally published by: CNN
Title: Young Cancer Survivor Obsessed With Bumblebee Gets A Special Birthday Surprise

When a cancer survivor’s mother shared a plea on Facebook for help celebrating her four-year-old’s birthday, the community stepped up in a special way.

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Rescue Pups

Originally published by: Insider
Title: This Photographer Creates ‘Online Dating Profiles’ For Shelter Dogs - And She’s Helped Over 30 Of Them Get Adopted

@trailsandbears photographs and shares glamour shots of shelter dogs to inspire adoption of a new furry friend.

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Resilient People

Originally published by: Toronto.com
Title: Etobicoke Resident’s Website Aims To Help Others Overcome Adversity

A woman found strength in other peoples’ stories when her husband fought brain cancer, so she created a website to help others like her share their stories.

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Lights, Camera, Action

Originally published by: Twitter
Title: Kacey Musgraves Visits Tom’s One Hour Photo In LA

Singer Kacey Musgraves visited a one-hour photo shop in LA that’s been around since the early 90s. After hearing that business has slowed over the years, the Grammy winner created an Instagram page for the shop and helped it get a wave of new customers.

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Lunch Buddies

Originally published by: CBS News
Title: After Story About Freshman’s Terrible First Day Of School Goes Viral, Upperclassmen Befriend Him At Lunch

A tweet about a highschool freshman’s rough first day of school went viral. Then his classmates stepped up, introduced themselves, and gave him new friends and lunch pals.

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Knitting Glory

Originally published by: WTOP
Title: Hip To Knit: How Social Media Is Expanding The Knitting Community

Social media is revitalizing the knitting and crocheting community by bringing knitters of all ages and backgrounds together online.

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It Takes A Village

Originally published by: News Leader
Title: Facebook Group Helps Waynesboro Moms Find Community - Online And In Real Life

A new mom realized she wasn’t able to continue traveling long distances to meet up with her mommy support groups, so she started a virtual one on Facebook instead.

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A+ Community

Originally published by: CBS Denver
Title: Online Community Helps Teacher Out Before First Day Of School

A schoolteacher posted the items she needed for the new school year online, and her community stepped up to help fill her classroom with joy.

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Always Connected

Originally published by: Buzzfeed News
Title: A Woman Tweeted A Picture Of A Man Who Had Shown Her Kindness As A Child Refugee. Within 36 Hours They Were Reunited.

A former child refugee recently reconnected with a kind stranger who gave her a bike when she was only 5 years old in a camp in the Netherlands after sharing her story and his photo on Twitter.

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The Great Plate

Originally published by: ABC News
Title: How An Online Stranger Came To One Family’s Rescue To Replace A Beloved Broken Dinner Plate

A girl accidentally broke her autistic brother’s favorite plate, and the internet immediately stepped in to help.

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Rock On!

Originally published by: The Baltimore Sun
Title: Arbutus ‘Rocks’: Online Community Inspires Creativity, Community

Facebook groups around painting, hiding, and searching for rocks inspires communities to connect.

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Unparalleled Online Support

Originally published by: CNET
Title: How Facebook Helps People With HIV Shed The Stigma And Shame

Facebook groups like The Institute of Many provide an essential, stigma-free environment for HIV-positive people to build a support community and share life experiences.

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“Jobs postings, job searches, and job applications all dropped this month following the conclusion of the holiday season, with jobs postings seeing its biggest drop since IA began collecting data.” Christopher Hooton, IA Chief Economist Washington, DC – Internet Association (IA) today released the February IA Industry Indicators: Jobs (3i Jobs) report, which presents monthly… Read more

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