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New Social Media Helps Haiti

gowallaYou may recall last month I shared with you an article on how you should be using  new social media.  I had mentioned a few smart phone applications, including GoWalla, which allows you to check into locations, obtaining items and points in a location based game against your friends. 

Now the new localized social media is donating $50 for each check-in at three different San Fransisco Bay area locations.  Those locations include Peet’s Coffee & Tea in Emeryville, CA from 11:30AM until 1:30PM, along with Peet’s Coffee & Tea in Mill Valley, CA from 2:30PM to 4:30PM and Infusion Lounge in downtown San Fransisco between 5-7PM.  Those who check in and go to the Infusion Lounge will be treated to a free concert by the Barenaked Ladies, although a donation is suggested.  All the money will go directly to the Red Cross. 

Gowalla says they hope to raise $20,000, which is do-able since only 400 check-ins will be needed. 

Storenvy has teamed up with Gowalla, for those of us not in the San Fransisco Bay area.  The company is offering a limited time Gowalla Hope for Haiti t-shirts for $14.  This is a great use of new social media helping connect with those world wide.

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