Hacking can be…socially responsible?
Some of you may have seen on the news that Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg’s fan page was hacked at the beginning of the month. This event has understandably raised some concerns over the security of Facebook: if Facebook’s CEO can get hacked, what hope do the rest of us have?
Perhaps more surprising than the act itself was the message that the hacker posted on the fan page which read:
“Let the hacking begin: If facebook needs money, instead of going to the banks, why doesn’t Facebook let its users invest in Facebook in a social way? Why not transform Facebook into a ‘social business’ the way Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus described it? [LINK] What do you think? #hackercup2011″
While we don’t condone the hacker’s actions, we don’t entirely disagree with his message. Why not create a “social” social network that would invest in social businesses? That’s precisely what we’re trying to achieve at Travellution. Our ethical business model aims at using the power of social networking to finance social businesses and NGOs that are active in preserving cultural and environmental diversity. This is one of the pillars of Travellution’s philosophy that we first shared in our post Travellution goes hybrid.
Feel free to comment below with your thoughts on the hacker’s message. Do you agree with him or disagree?