Want to spend a half-day at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.? It’ll cost you, but it’s for a good cause.
Social gifting, which is becoming wildly popular on Facebook, has largely been conducted through gift cards and major retailers. Boomerang wants to make social gifting a local experience. The Chicago-based program is expanding to New York, Indianapolis, and Austin, Texas, offering small businesses and local retailers a chance to get in on the social gifting fun.
The Aflac Duck has done wonders for selling insurance, but now he’s turning his attention to childhood cancer. Aflac is sharing its trademark duck all over Facebook, raising money for kids with the deadly disease. Those who donate to the cause get their own Aflac rubber ducky and a virtual duck that will race others on the Aflac Duck’s Facebook page in October. The winning duck gets a family vacation in Orlando, Fla.
The case in which five Facebook members sued the company for violating their privacy rights with sponsored stories has taken an odd twist. Not long ago, Facebook agreed to settle the case, donating $10 million to charity. That settlement needed approval from a San Jose, Calif., judge, who recused herself from the case Wednesday. She gave no reason for her decision.
After initially settling a class-action lawsuit regarding sponsored stories for $10 million, Facebook said it will make some changes and give users more control over how their personal information is used in the ad feature. These changes could deal a big hit to the social network’s pocketbook.
There’s a good reason to pop onto the Facebook page for Macy’s department store in advance of Mother’s Day: Doing so could save users a wad of cash at the card store. It can also help them reach their do-good-for-others quotas for the day.
Evoking the spirit of Brazil on Earth Day, Macy’s has teamed up with The Nature Conservancy to raise money for the Amazon.
If you’re going to play games on Facebook, why not choose one that is aimed at helping children with disabilities: A Better World.
Raise your glasses to Grand Marnier, as the spirit brand toasted three charitable organizations with the launch of The Grand Giving Tree Facebook application on its page.
The holiday season is a time for giving, and Walmart is doing just that, using its Facebook page to accept nominations for nonprofit organizations to get a piece of the $1.5 million in holiday grants the retailer will dole out this year.