Teens are using new media to make the world better...
Rather than focus on the negative, Cornerstone Reputation likes to celebrate those teens who are using social media for good, and we're highlighting some of those here. From push button pizza to cars powered by hashtags, teens are using technology for the greater good - check out these digital champions below!
These Missouri high school students are the epitome of using social media to effect positive change.
Working with a nonprofit called Minddrive on electric car design, teens created a car that is "powered by social media," programmed to move forward when specific interactions occur. Yes. You read that right: someone tweeting the hashtag #MindDrive actually fuels the car.
High school junior Jeremiah Anthony created social media accounts to share compliments and uplifting messages with his peers. Anthony explains, "We just send compliments to people who we think are feeling bad a certain day or who have done something really good, like winning a state title," he explained. "I believe that showing the goodness in people is very integral to our account, because so many people on Twitter and Facebook get cyberbullied because they're less than perfect." View his tweets @westhighbros or read his story here.
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Here is a great example of what happens when teens are creative, tech savvy, and hungry.
This group of friends developed Push For Pizza, the app that lets users order pizza from their phone by pushing a button. Read more abut the app the founders affectionately refer to as "Uber for pizza."
Check out their their (adorable) video - but consider this a fair warning: you will be hungry for pizza after watching!