New charity website HopeMob takes a cue from Reddit by letting users vote-up the content [story] they favor. The soon-to-be launched website is the second “social giving” site founded by tech and humanitarian entrepreneur Shaun King. King said he wants HopeMob to be a platform for spotlighting untold stories and getting people help.
Now here's an ingenious use of stories that any for profit or nonprofit org can use: story voting.
This is another unique way of linking crowdsourcing with storytelling. You receive 23 story points and get to use these to vote on the stories you find the most compelling. This eventually leads to donations.
Find out what happens next by reading the article.
The only question that remains for me is, are these really going to be stories?
Nevertheless, how can you use this idea?
- If you are a nonprofit -- hook up with HopeMob and Shaun King. Or tailor his idea to your own organization's platform and needs.
- If you are a for profit -- collect business stories from your community, share them, give your readers story points to use for voting, and offer the winners your products/services for free (just an idea off the top of my head), which generates more stories, goodwill, prospects, and business growth.
- I'm sure you will have other ideas!
I love human ingenuity and HopeMob is a perfect example.