New charity website HopeMob takes a cue from Reddit by letting users vote-up their favorite content. Or in the case of HopeMob, users vote for what they think is the most compelling plea for help.
“If Mother Teresa built a platform with the tech base of Groupon, Foursquare, & Netflix & the heart of CNN Heroes, it would look like HopeMob!” reads HopeMob’s homepage.
The soon-to-be launched website is the second “social giving” site founded by tech and humanitarian entrepreneur Shaun King. King said he wants HopeMob to be a platform for spotlighting untold stories and getting people help.
“People that want to give time and money don’t feel good about their current options,” King said. “People who are in need don’t have the time or social network (to find help).”
Here’s how it works: Users register for HopeMob by creating a username and password. After registering, HopeMob will give each user 50 story points. Story points are used to vote a story up in the “cause queue.”