Our latest project is a mission to create a Thought Bubble for the Facebook Users Union, but we need your help to do it. The way our business model works, is that we subsidize (pay for) our Thought Bubbles with commercial work (more info here). One day, we hope to function solely on donations, thereby eliminating our dependence on commercial work completely. At times, it’s a challenge to meet the necessary costs of creating a Thought Bubble, and so a lot of them don’t get made unless the organization has a budget to spare.
The Facebook Users Union is asking the question, “how much do you think you’re worth to a social network?” As Facebook users, we create content and provide personal data that’s used to generate profit. Without us, there is no Facebook. Facebook has 500 million members, and is currently valued at about 13 billion dollars. The Facebook Users Union wants users to demand that 10% of their annual value to the company gets donated to a good cause. Simply put, if you’re worth $1 to Facebook a year, you’ve generated $1 of value. If you ask them to donate 10%, that’s 10 cents. Multiply that by 500 million Facebook members, and the figure becomes quite substantial. (Check out this article about the cause in The Guardian).
At Smart Bubble Society we believe in the need to educate people about their role in Facebook’s success, and more importantly, in Facebook’s social responsibility. With a company that large, social responsibility has to come into play. And as assets to the company, we have the right to demand it.
We need to raise $2500 by the end of October. When we reach our goal, we’ll make a Thought Bubble that will not only cover this compelling topic, but we’ll credit you in it as well! Our top five donators will also get free Thought Bubble tees and mugs. Click below to pledge a donation, and only once we reach our goal and the ‘jar tips’, will your donation actually go through. If you have any questions, email us at email@example.com!
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