TEDxNASA - Ben Rigby - Micro-Volunteering - Giving Back for Busy People





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Published on Nov 22, 2010

In a unique approach to voluntarism, Ben Rigby has taken the time
element out of doing good works. For the past 15 years, he has focused
his efforts on developing youth-focused Web and mobile phone software
for non-profits and brand-name companies. In 2008, he co-founded
The Extraordinaries, the micro-volunteering network that allows people
to volunteer on-demand and on-the-spot using mobile phones and
the Internet. Rigby's group is part of a new movement that combines
tiny technology and huge social goals. He is the author of Mobilizing
Generation 2.0, a handbook that promotes using virtual technologies
to recruit, organize and engage youth. It's all part of the micro world.
What began with microscopes and microbiology has morphed into
microeverything: microchips, microhousing, microjobs. And now:

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