#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.

Bedtime Stories

Originally published by: The Washington Post
Title: This Elementary School Principal Reads Books on Facebook To Ensure Her Students Have A Bedtime Story

An elementary school principal in Texas takes to Homer Drive Elementary’s Facebook Live each week for “Tucked-in Tuesdays” where she reads to her students in pajamas before bedtime.

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#TrashTag

Originally published by: Forbes
Title: #Trashtag Challenge Goes Viral As People Share Before/After Photos Of Their Cleanup

Have you heard of the #TrashTag challenge? This new viral social media challenge encourages trash clean ups in local communities.

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Donut Worry

Originally published by: Newsweek
Title: Tweet Of ‘Sad’ Doughnut Shop Owner In Empty Store Goes Viral, Public Comes To The Rescue And Food Sells Out

After struggling to attract customers to their new donut store, Billy’s Donuts, the owner’s son posted a photo of his dad behind a fully-stocked donut display, which quickly went viral and resulted in the store selling out just 48 hours later.

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Streaming For Charity

Originally published by: Fortune
Title: Fortnite Gamer Raised $1.3 Million For St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital In 2018

Fortnite gamer DrLupo hosted a 24-hour livestream on Twitch to interact with viewers and raise thousands of dollars for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. #BuildAgainstCancer

One of the best parts of being a streamer is seeing communities of people form, and working with those communities to help benefit others and leave a legacy of positivity.

Benjamin Lupo
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Helping Hands

Originally published by: Good News Network
Title: This Kindness App Pairs People With Problems To Neighbors Who Have The Specific Solution

An app called Chummy helps spread kindness by connecting people in need of help with daily tasks with those in their community that can lend a hand.

“Reciprocal help, kind hearts and open minds are our pillars.”

Chummy Website
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Surprise Proposal Photos

Originally published by: Daily Mail
Title: It Was A Moment They Thought They Had Lost To Memory… Couple Overjoyed After A Stranger Captured The Man’s Romantic Proposal On A Florida Beach And Managed To Track Them Down Through Facebook

A kindhearted stranger photographed a couple getting married on the beach. When the photographer couldn’t find the couple to send them the picture, she turned to Facebook to connect the dots.

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Fashion For All

Originally published by: The Independent
Title: Instagram Blogger Inspires Others With Disabilities To Enjoy Colorful

Fashion blogger & Instagrammer Sophie Bradbury-Cox uses her platform to inspire others with disabilities to enjoy and embrace the vibrancy and versatility of clothing.

I started my Instagram account because I wanted to show other disabled people that you can be sitting in a wheelchair and still have your own sense of style.

Sophie Bradbury-Cox
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Water Fund

Originally published by: Fast Company
Title: This Site Lets You Pay The Water Bill For A Family In Need

An online nonprofit called The Human Utility streamlines donations to people who need help paying their overdue water bills, helping nearly 1,000 families in Detroit.

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Food Connect

Originally published by: Generosity.org
Title: Four Years In, Rescue App Food Connect Has Grown Enough To Become Its Founder’s Full-Time Job

Philadelphia-based app Food Connect connects restaurants and vendors with leftover food that would otherwise be wasted with people in need of a meal.

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Perfect Match

Originally published by: AP News
Title: New App Lets Dog Lovers Swipe Right For Perfect Pet Match

Animal lovers in Lithuania created an app called GetPet to match people looking to adopt a new furry friend with dogs in local shelters.

“It is like Tinder, but with dogs. You can arrange a meeting with the dog — a date.”

Vaidas Gecevicius, developer of GetPet
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Reunited by Retweets

Originally published by: Teen Vogue
Title: Long-Lost Best Friends Reunite On “The Ellen Show” After A Viral Tweet

Long lost best friends were reunited through social media. They lost touch, but after 12 years, one photo, and thousands of retweets later, they were together again — thanks to the internet.

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Back From The Brink

Originally published by: Atlanta Zoo
Title: An App Saving Animals From Extinction

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs developed a Palm Oil Shopping Guide app to help consumers find sustainable palm oil sources that don’t destroy rainforests.

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Latest News

Washington, DC – IA Vice President, Federal Government Affairs Michael Bloom released the following statement on the introduction of the Stopping Harmful Image Exploitation and Limiting Distribution Act (SHIELD Act) in the House of Representatives, which would criminalize the distribution of non-consensual intimate imagery (NCII): “The internet industry urges the immediate passage the SHIELD Act… Read more

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