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The ability of viral crowdfunding campaigns in a yr of unhealthy information

When James Shaw Jr. decided to launch a GoFundMe in honor of victims of a deadly shooting at a Waffle House in Nashville earlier this year, he set a modest goal of $15,000.   Shaw, however, had just become famous as the “Waffle House hero” after tackling and disarming the alleged gunman. The GoFundMe he...CONTINUE READING
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Trump’s border wall will get a GoFundMe marketing campaign that is looking to carry $1 billion

President Trump has so far failed to secure funding for his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, so now his most ardent supporters are trying to pay for it themselves. Earlier this week, a GoFundMe campaign that aims to raise one billion dollars to, well, build that wall was launched. As of Thursday morning the...CONTINUE READING
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Indiegogo CEO: We want to reach more Chinese inventors

Ten years ago, Indiegogo launched the modern era of crowdfunding by creating a place where anyone could pitch their idea, product, or creative endeavor to the entire world, asking for the funds to make it reality. Today there are no shortage of crowdfunding sites, and even though Indiegogo isn’t as large as rival Kickstarter, it’s...CONTINUE READING
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Internet steps up to help YouTuber robbed of $18,000, 14-year Lego collection

Strangers are stepping up to help a YouTuber rebuild his Lego collection after thieves made off with thousands of dollars worth of Lego sets and destroyed years of his hard work. The YouTuber, who goes by republicattak, is known for his intricate videos of elaborate Star Wars Lego sets. On Friday, he took his 12,000...CONTINUE READING
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Crowdfunding campaign against Susan Collins surges after senator says she’ll confirm Kavanaugh

Susan Collins, a Republican senator from Maine, announced Friday in a long-winded, tone-deaf speech that she’d vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The decision may be the biggest mistake of her political career.  Before she announced her support, a crowdfunding campaign to unseat Collins in 2020 should she vote for Kavanaugh had...CONTINUE READING
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Highly anticipated ‘System Shock’ remake on hiatus indefinitely

After raising over $1.3 million on Kickstarter from over 20,000 backers in 2016, the developers behind the remake of System Shock announced that the project is now on hiatus. Nightdive Studios, a development team known for remaking classic games, announced Friday that its project to remake System Shock is on hiatus as they try to...CONTINUE READING
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Keep your finger on the pulse of things with this Bluetooth ring

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. In the quest for the smallest Bluetooth device possible, Origami Labs may be leading the pack The Hong Kong start-up that builds voice-enabled hardware just launched their first Kickstarter project, the ORII ring, a Bluetooth-enabled ring that uses...CONTINUE READING
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Patreon changes ‘archaic’ reporting tool, adds more human moderators

Patreon, the crowdfunding site popular with vloggers, podcasters, and other content creators, is updating its Trust and Safety department with better tools and more human moderators, making it easier to report inappropriate content. The decision comes as the 4-year-old startup becomes an even more of an attractive source of revenue for content creators, especially in...CONTINUE READING
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Patreon might destroy itself while trying to figure out how to pay artists online

Internet strangers and supporters pay $1,080 a month to Stuart Schuffman, better known as his online persona Broke-Ass Stuart, to write things like “8 Ways to Get High for Hannukah.” Yet, somehow, he’s not thrilled with it. “The system we’ve set up is broken,” Schuffman said. Schuffman is one of thousands of other creative people...CONTINUE READING
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Like Kickstarter, but for legal cases

CrowdJustice took on Brexit. Now the Kickstarter-like site is bringing its legal crowdfunding model to the United States. SEE ALSO: Dude tries to crowdfund a $15,000 engagement ring. Internet says, ‘Nope!’ The platform for public interest litigation covers legal costs through online donations. The challenge to Article 50 campaign, taking on Brexit, raised nearly $200,000...CONTINUE READING
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