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Ahhh selfies. I don’t normally post selfies, but I see them quite often on my Instagram and Facebook feeds. A selfie is defined by Wikipedia as “genre of self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone. Selfies are often associated with social networking and photo sharing services such as MySpace, Facebook, and Instagram, where they are commonly posted. They are often casual, are typically taken either with a camera held at arm’s length or in a mirror, and typically include either only the photographer, or the photographer and up to three other people. Selfies taken that involve multiple people are known as “group selfies”.”
Don’t get me wrong, I do take selfies, but I just don’t often share them. This month, however, I will be sharing some selfies on my Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, but it’s for a good cause. Let me explain.
Johnson & Johnson has launched the “Selfless Selfie” campaign to allow people to give back to causes they care about. They are encouraging people to donate their selfies via their Donate a Photo app and share their selfies with their social networks to inspire others to do the same. When you share your selfie through the Donate a Photo app, Johnson & Johnson will donate one dollar to a charitable cause. You can pick which cause you want the money to go to from a list on the app. If you are taking selfies anyways, why not do a good deed and raise some money for a charity?
Here’s an example of a few of the causes:
- PFLAG: One photo helps protect a child from bullying
- Girl Up: One photo helps a girl in Liberia go back to school
- Safe Kids: One photo helps a child in Mexico get to school safely
Check out the list of causes and see their progress so far! There’s many good ones on there that I would support.
Each cause has a goal and once they reach it, another cause will take its place. You can learn more about all the causes in the app. Also, you’ll be able to see and share the impact of your photo via an action band. This will tell you what your photo did (ie. helping a girl in Liberia go back to school).
The app is free and found on both iOs and Android platforms. Donations can only be made via a mobile device, but all devices like laptops, deskstops, etc can access the site to see the photo gallery and keep track of the progress of each cause.
Sounds easy enough right? Here’s what you need to do to donate your selfie.
2. Choose your cause.
3. Upload your selfie and then share it on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram.
4. Encourage your firends and followers to do the same and support some good causes.
NOTE: This app is only available in the USA.
You can donate a photo everyday! Remember each time you do Johnson & Johnson is donating a $1 to the cause you selected. I can’t wait to see all your selfies!
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Johnson & Johnson has curated a list of trusted causes, and you can donate a photo to one cause once a day. Each cause will appear in the app until it reaches its goal, or the donation period ends. If the goal isn’t reached, the cause will still get a minimum donation.