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Typhoon #Haiyan: Red Cross joins with Facebook to raise funds for the Philippines

In thinking about the effects of social media, one should not overlook the obvious role of donations.  This alliance of Facebook and the Red Cross raises the quetion of whether there is a tendency for the largest agencies to get an even larger share of the available charitable resources.

The Red Cross will have prime real estate atop Facebook users’ news feeds through Friday in the United States. The organization is soliciting donations for Typhoon Haiyan relief in the Philippines with the help of the social network. Facebook is donating the space for no charge. This is the largest scale fundraising effort the Red Cross has ever made on a social platform.

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