Minneapolis Jewish Federation Launches Interactive Online Social Media Map

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The Minneapolis Jewish Federation has launched “The Make a World of Difference Project”, a custom-designed tool that uses live social media feeds to show what’s happening in every corner of the world through the work of the Federation and its network of partners.

Every year, the Minneapolis Jewish Federation distributes approximately $15 – $18 million dollars to support programs and services in Minneapolis, Israel and 70 additional countries around the world.

Built on top of the Google Earth platform, the Make a World of Difference Project uses pins to identify and present the suite of Federation-supported organizations, programs and services. Each pin takes users to a unique page that has aggregated newsfeeds and video galleries from the most widely-used social media sites – Facebook, Twitter and YouTube – capturing up-to-date news about what is happening on the ground through each organization, program and service. Users can like, share and comment on the feeds, helping to spread the impact of a networked, global community.

The Make a World of Difference Project is accessible through mapyourimpact.org.