Tag Archives: GoFundMe

Crowd Shames Couple To Take Down Crowdfunding Page

Online bullying has caused this couple to take down their charity crowdfunding page after raising only £55 towards their £6,000 goal. Wanting to have a “dream wedding” in Italy, the couple (wife works at animal shelter; husband in the service) posted on … Continue reading

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“Old World” Cab Company Crowdfunding To Stay Alive Vs. Uber

The last worker-owned “old world” taxi cab company in San Francisco is fighting for its economic life by crowdfunding on the charity site GoFundMe. Buffeted by Uber and Lyft, the original “green” cab company with a social mission of lowering … Continue reading

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Social Issues of Medical Crowdfunding

Why do some medical crowdfunding campaigns attract the attention of Ellen and rake in more cash than others? Scholars now studying this phenomena believe that good videos, compelling stories and a well written appeal help. Also necessary are interesting patients … Continue reading

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Crowdfunder Arrested For Bad Idea

Don’t do this: A 29-year-old Indiana man created a crowdfunding campaign to raise money so he could travel to Montana to be with his 14-year-old “fiancée.” He was arrested and charged with felony sexual abuse of children. GoFundMe told the … Continue reading

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Alt-Right Crowdfunding Portals Find Alternatives Difficult

Alt-right crowdfunding portals having gotten the boot last week from a number of hosting services have been looking into starting their own. But it’s harder than one would imagine. The law of the internet is regulated by companies. So, “domain … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Goes Underground

Crowdfunding is going underground as the unanticipated result of the disturbance at Charlottesville by white supremacists. The clash has caused an huge backlash by tech companies who previously had turned a blind eye towards their hate speech. Crowdfunding sites have … Continue reading

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New Crowdfunding Portals For Hate Groups Sprouting

The good/bad thing about capitalism is that it hates a void. And since hate speech has recently been shuttered by legitimate crowdfunding sites, it is only reasonable to assume that someone would set up a crowdfunding portal for those who … Continue reading

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