Our friends at Social Actions are kicking off a unique contest today: Change the Web Challenge. They’re calling for new Web apps that can help people make a difference while browsing the Web – allowing them to find and share actions on websites, blogs and social networks. Participants not only have a shot at glory, but $10,000 in prizes.
To give you a better sense, here are some Web apps that Social Actions already powers:
- ‘Related Ways to Take Action’ WordPress Plugin: A plugin you can add to any WordPress.org blog that identifies the keywords of each blog posts and then displays related ways to take action.
- Twitter Action Pack: A directory of 30+ Twitter accounts that automatically post actions on the issues you care about.
- Firefox Ubiquity Command: A Firefox mashup that lets you highlight any phrase as your browse the web and find related ways to take action.
Pique your interest? Social Actions has pulled together some great resources to help with submitting and creating add-ons and Web apps for the contest:
- Change the Web Challenge Slideshow
- Social Actions’ Developers Google Group
- Developer Resources page
- An idea hub
- Joe Solomon’s presentation on Firefox Extensions for Social Change
- An online chat: How Can Mozilla Empower Movements and Nonprofits with Zak Greant and Suneel Gupta
Submissions are due April 3, 2009 and winners will be announced at NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference on April 28th! We’re looking forward to seeing what comes in!