3banana Announces Winners of the “Share To Win” Challenge and Awards $10,000 to Top 5 Non-Profits for Using Social Media to Rally Their Cause
“We are very honored to accept this prize. This contest has really opened our eyes to the possibilities of furthering our cause using social networks,” said Dr. Aubrey de Grey, Chief Science Officer for the SENS Foundation. “Thousands of our supporters shared their words of encouragement for our mission, and this effort has created more dialog between our organization and our supporters.”
The Share to Win challenge created an opportunity for non-profit organizations to learn about cost-effective and viral ways to generate conversation around their efforts. “Share to Win gave us a new way to reach out, and also a way to hear from our supporters,” said Guido Piccarolo, President and Co-founder of the Los Angeles Habilitation House. “It was just incredible to see the outpouring of statements of support for our mission.”
3banana makes it easy to create a discussion around an idea without the formality or complexity of a blog. Users can capture thoughts by jotting a note freeform and then organize ideas with inline hashtags, just like on Twitter. Each note, when shared, becomes its own mini webpage and discussion forum. 3banana is available for free online and for iPhone and Android smartphones.
“There are two main ingredients to be successful in the new socially connected world: An idea worth spreading and a core group of passionate people willing to light a fire online,” said Steve Brown, CEO of 3banana. “We are really excited about the outcome and the awareness this challenge has generated for these great organizations, and we look forward continuing to develop new approaches using social technologies to help people capture and share their ideas.”
3banana Inc. creates smartphone and web applications that capture and share information effortlessly, wirelessly and securely. 3banana Notes are less work and easier to share than any other smartphone or online note taking application available today. Combining patent-pending innovations in semantics and social media with fast, efficient and secure wireless information capture, 3banana mobile and web applications help people become more productive and more connected. For more information, please visit http://3banana.com. 3banana Notes is currently available as a free download in the Google Android App Market and in the iPhone App Store. 3banana®, HeartMath®, Facebook®, Twitter® are registered trademarks. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.