Social Power is a new way to harness the power of your social networks to create change in the world.
It's easy to use, you can create an account using Twitter or Facebook to log in, or you can set it up with an email address, login name and password. Once you've started your account, it's easy to create an issue and make a difference.
After you create the issue, you share it with your social networks, and Social Power shares it with other users, once 1000 people support your issue, it becomes an Initiative, since every Social Power initiative is potentially resolvable, it gets an Agent of Change working on the issue to find a resolution.
The issues can be anything you feel passionate about. When I was discussing it with my husband last night, it turned out there were a lot of things that we both feel pretty passionate about. I decided to make my first one not about anything really major, just a personal pet peeve. I love vanilla. It's my favorite flavor, and judging by the continuing popularity of things like vanilla ice cream, I'm not the only one. However, my local convenience store doesn't carry vanilla milk, just chocolate and strawberry. My local supermarket has instant flavoring powders for chocolate, strawberry and banana milk , but not vanilla. Restuarants offer chocolate milk, but again, not vanilla. Vanilla is a natural choice for a lot of people, we really like it! So that was my first "issue". Vanilla milk should be as easy to find as chocolate milk. You can go support my cause if you agree,comment on it, share it with your social networks, and start your own issue! (if you do that, please link in comments, because I'd love to see it!) Take a look around Social Power for other issues you support!
If you're wondering, the glasses used for the photo are 6 ounce glasses. The vanilla milk was made with 1 slighting heaping tsp of super fine sugar, and 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract. The chocolate was made with a powder.
Watch this video to learn more about how Social Power can work for you.