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June 15th, 2009
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Join me on Everywun!
Hey everyone, I know you get bugged about joining a million or so of these communities and sites, but this place, Everywun, is actually free and interesting. It's an advertiser-supported site where you can earn points through answering quizzes, taking part in discussions, etc and redeem them to plant trees, provide education, feed hungry children, etc. http://www.everywun.com

Best part is the regular newsletter...short articles with hints and tips and activities and suggestions regarding enjoying life and making the world a better place, targeted to the cultural-creative generation but readable for everyone.

The site is a project of a software guru colleague of mine, Dan, who actually still personally reads and produces the newsletter entries as they come out three times a week. The name came to him in a dream...and the discussions there get interesting. We've talked about the nature and methods of forgiveness, how best to communicate environmental messages, and how to start small and build things up from the grassroots.


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Date:June 16th, 2009 06:33 am (UTC)
I've signed up! I earned enough points to plant a tree so far. :D
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Date:July 17th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
Yay! Glad you signed up...I've been finding the site somewhat addictive for those five or ten minute blocks of spare time. Also as I mentioned I enjoy the newsletter!

Thanks for the reposts about my friends' friends who are experiencing abuse - they very much appreciate the support. However, they did not actually write that post - other friends created it for them without explaining their entire situation. For example, the abuse is not physical so much as financial and emotional...still wrong but harder to prove. Also, they are only looking to live with people they already know and trust due to some bad roommate experiences. They would prefer that you delete the reposts...no offense intended, it's simply that they don't feel comfortable living with strangers who may offer temporary housing (even friends of friends of friends) and will turn those offers down, which might hurt some people's feelings who are trying to help. They really appreciate that we took the time to help out and look for resources...just they would rather write their own post and explain the entire situation before people go out looking for help and advice, just to make sure that people understand what's going on and look for the right things. So if you wouldn't mind please delete the posts in the communities where you reposted...you may explain why and thank people who responded, or I'd be happy to thank everyone. Perhaps we should put together a list of work-from-home resources, opportunities for isolated or disabled people to work online from home that aren't scams? Just a thought that might help.
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Date:July 17th, 2009 08:35 am (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know that your friends' friends want to explain their situations themselves. I've already deleted the posts I made, with an explanation of why I deleted them. I'e also thanked the people who responded with support and advice.

A list of work from home resources sounds like a brilliant idea. Im not sure where to find those though. If I find any, I'll let you know.

How can we ensure that the work from jobs we come across are not scams?

Studying online/by correspondence and then working as an interpreter sounds like a safe bet.

This site on work at home opportunities (it offers training for data entry) looks pretty good. Trouble is, I don't know how to verify if it's genuine or a scam:

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