#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.

Virtual Tip Of The Hat

Originally published by: CBS 6 Albany
Title: Service Workers Survive On "Virtual Tips" During Coronavirus Restaurant Shutdown

After receiving a tip from a regular on Venmo, an Albany bartender wanted to share the wealth. She made a spreadsheet so locals can virtually tip their favorite bartenders/servers that’s been shared over 200 times on Facebook.

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#RitasQuilt

Originally published by: Twitter
Title: #RitasQuilt

People from across the country are coming together through Instagram to finish a massive quilting project started by a woman at 99 years old.

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“A Good Place”

Originally published by: The Outline
Title: A GOOD PLACE: THE FAKE TOWN WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME

“Lower Duck Pond” is an online “town” with 87,000+ residents who create a community through improv-style conversations on the subreddit r/HaveWeMet. It’s quickly grown into an “internet escape where everyone’s your friend.”

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Lifeline

Originally published by: The New York Times
Title: I’m A Disabled Teenager, And Social Media Is My Lifeline

In an essay for the New York Times, a disabled teen shared how social media is her lifeline: “Cultivating my own space on the internet helped me thrive outside the pigeonhole.”

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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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Washington, DC – Internet Association (IA) today launched a website highlighting the internet industry’s wide-ranging response to the COVID-19 pandemic and related resources. The new site reflects IA members’ ongoing commitment to provide their workers, users, and the broader internet community with safe and flexible work environments, credible and timely information and resources, and secure… Read more

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