Posted by Chris Kieff on October 7th, 2008
Going back to school for anyone can be an interesting experience, bringing up the memories and the emotions of those halcyon days when you were carefree. The days when you explored the furthest reaches of the mind, (and possibly the body ) The days when you considered the great questions of the human condition. You had deep discussions with your friends long into the early morning hours, arguing over the pros and cons of the greatest ideas of history.
But for most of us when you go back to your old school you never get a chance to revisit these old pursuits. The pursuit of knowledge, the pursuit of looking for ways to improve the human condition, to better the world. That is, for most of us. But not for Sang Kim in his recent visit to Columbia.
Our CEO, Sang Kim, was invited back to his Alma Mater, Columbia University this week. Sang had the distinct pleasure of explaining how social networking worked, and how Ripple6′s social network platform works in detail to a class full of students of Columbia’s prestigious School for International and Public Affairs (SIPA). And he had the pleasure of the return of one of those early collegiate discussions about how social networking can benefit people from the perspective of international affairs and public policy.
The discussion ranged far and wide covering topics about how Social Media in general, and specifically Ripple6′s platform could help to solve some of the world’s problems. And we now believe that Ripple6′s technology can help with some of these problems. So we’re going to do some work here at Ripple6 to see what we can do to make our technology a little more friendly for public policy and charitable organizations. We can’t discuss specifics now, it’s a bit too early. But we can tell you that we’ll do our small part to help make the world a little bit better.
What do you think Social Media can do to help the public and charitable sectors? Why don’t you let us know in the comments below?