Social Actions Announces Three Change the Web Challenge Winners
"Zemanta's entry can be used by a vast network of bloggers to embed social actions in contextually relevant ways, making it easy for millions of blog readers to take immediate action when they interact with content that moves them to make a difference," said Stacey Monk, Change the Web Judge and Founder of EpicChange.org.
Third place winner SquarePeg's iPhone Application, submitted by Dieterich Lawson, allows users to search, bookmark and share actions on their iPhone.
"I'm a sucker for iPhone apps," said Chris Messina of FactoryJoe.com, who was also a Change the Web Judge. "The Squarepeg app leverages the iPhone platform and the ability to push actions to Twitter and Facebook in a fairly straight-forward way. I think this really accelerates the social filtering of actions and, in turn, discovery of ways to make a difference."
First, second, and third place winners were awarded cash prizes of $5,000, $3,000, and $2,000 respectively.
"We're very excited for the winners," said, Peter Deitz, Social Actions' Founder, "And all of the applications that were submitted are making the web more action-oriented, so everyone wins: Social Actions' 50+ partners; local communities around the world; nonprofits whose actions are finding new audiences; and the open web movement."
Social Actions' Change the Web Challenge was supported by a roster of cutting edge web and communications organizations: (Host) NetSquared, an initiative of TechSoup Global; (Official Sponsors) PayPal, Convio, TakePart; (Supporting Sponsor) Challenge Your World; (Technology Partners) Mozilla, WordPress; (Media Sponsors) CauseWired Communications, Mashable, NTEN, Ode Magazine, O'Reilly Media, Osocio, Livingston Communications, ProgrammableWeb, Replyforall, See3 Communications, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Techvibes.
For more information about Social Actions' Change the Web Challenge go to: http://www.socialactions.com/changetheweb
About Social Actions:
Social Actions (http://www.SocialActions.com) is a nonprofit initiative committed to making it easier for people to find and share opportunities to make a difference. A search engine on SocialActions.com helps users find ways to take action for the causes they care about from over 50 action sources including Kiva, DonorsChoose.org, Change.org, DemocracyinAction, GlobalGiving, Idealist.org, SixDegrees, VolunteerMatch, and Care2. Social Actions creates incentives such as the Change the Web Challenge to encourage the distribution of their open API to websites, blogs, and mobile devices.