Teens spend up to 9 hours on social media everyday. In a survey of college students, it's the single-most largest distraction to getting work done on their computers. Additionally, it's estimated that the average American spends nearly one-quarter of their work day browsing social media for non-work related activities. So, clearly, we have a problem. We're spending too much time on social media, so we thought why not help people limit their social media while also giving back.
That's where we came up with Social Media for Social Good, a chrome extension that lets you monitor your time spent on social media and donates money to charity for every hour that you go over.
Here are the features:
- Black-list: Comes Preloaded with popular social media websites and lets you add [Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, Youtube]
- Choose a charity: A charity to donate to [United Way Worldwide, Task Force for Global Health, Feeding America, Salvation Army, YMCA of USA, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Food for the Poor, Boys & Girls Club of America, Catholic Charities USA,, Goodwill Industries International, Habitat for Humanity International, World Vision]
- Allowance: Defaults to zero [allow yourself some time on social media without having to donate, in 1 hour increments]
- Rate: Defaults to $1/hour [.25 increment options up to 1 hour, then $2, $5, $10]
To leverage your time on social media to do social good, check us out at: https://social-media-for-social-good.firebaseapp.com