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Encourage China to Join Social Networks

Through diplomacy and public cajoling, the rest of the world needs to encourage China to join global social networks (currently blocked) so it has a voice on important issues. http://ow.ly/qzxM

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Universal Address Book for Social Media

Mingly creates an address book and portal for key social media sites. Winner of Startup Weekend LA. http://bit.ly/6oQF7S

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Use Social Networks to Influence Congress

As elected officials engage more with social media, there are new opportunities for influencing legislation. Recent experience with health reform: http://ow.ly/wr4O

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Provide Free Text Messaging In Developing Countries

As part of "21st century statecraft", the US government should subsidize text messaging in developing countries. http://ow.ly/znjX

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Crowdsourced Anti-Virus Protection in Social Networks

Immunet protects social networks from viruses through monitoring the crowd.http://bit.ly/7tyN4h

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Coca Cola Social Media Program: Happiness Ambassadors

Coca Cola has selected three hip, photogenic "happiness ambassadors" to travel the world as social media ambassadors. http://ow.ly/DlSW

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Using Facebook to Promote World Peace

"Peace on Facebook", a section which show how many friendships are occurring across lines of conflict, offers a glimpse on what the social networking site could provide towards world peace. http://ow.ly/EjfW

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Push Middle East Dialogues into Social Media

With so many barriers to communications in the Middle East, efforts should be made to push more dialogue into convenient social media channels. http://bit.ly/6nVjzs

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Microphilanthropy via iPhone

A number of iPhone applications allow users to help charitable causes with periodic moments of free time. See, for example, The Extraordinaries http://www.beextra.org

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Social Networks as Foreign Policy

Supporting social networks globally - but not telling people how to use them - is in the strategic interest of the US. http://www.nytimes.com/projects/magazine/ideas/2009/#s

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Redirect Ad Dollars to Corporate Philanthropy

Social media makes it possible to amplify corporate philanthropy to the point where it can compete with traditional advertising. One example: the Pepsi "Refresh Everything" campaign is offering millions of dollars of support to worth causes. http://pep.si/biSDH9

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