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A social network that keeps on giving

Developer description is a social network where contributing to topics benefits causes (also known as a ... More

Editor's review

Published 8 Mar 2012

Whilst social networks like Facebook and Twitter often promote charitable events one could hardly call them a social charity. Talkic, on the other hand, actively promotes itself as a social network where contributing to topics benefits causes. In real terms, that translates into Talkic donating US 1.1 cents to one of 20 Canadian charities every time you click on a topic when signed in.
Talkic is a social network where topics are friends and where by clicking or contributing to a topic you will indirectly be benefitting various causes. Just by contributing to topics Talkic donates 1.1 cents for every click you make to your choice of more than 20 Canadian, US or UK charities. The US and UK represent about two thirds of the money Talkic make from displaying ads on the site so it's only fair that some of your money is distributed there. Talkic is a nice social twist on the concept of clicking for a cause and adds a topical twist on the concept of following people on social networks. Unlike other social networks where you follow people and their interests, on Talkic you follow the talk on topics that interest you. Your "My Talkic“ page captures the feed of pictures, Talkic starters and new music (promoting unsigned musicians) on topics that interest you and the discussion stream of comments shared on those topics. Each topic also has its own “Talkic” page with both a feed and stream for that topic. Visitors to these pages can also add comments directly to the discussion stream for other followers of that topic to comment on and discuss. You don’t need to be famous, a social media star or Ashton Kutcher to be seen and heard on Talkic. By adding up to five topic tags to pictures, or getting things moving with Talkic starters or even adding new music from unsigned musicians, your contributions will be shared with people interested in those topics. As a final bonus, Talkic has a musical sidekick TalkicMusic is a free new music marketing and promotion service for unsigned musicians. Whenever a musician shares their songs on Talkic their tunes are displayed on the homepage and get tweeted and posted out to other social networks as well.
Like all other social networks, Talkic derives revenue from advertising. Every time someone clicks on an advert it makes money and that's one of the reasons Facebook is now worth billions of dollars. The difference with Talkic is that, unlike most of the others, most of the money they earn gets donated to the charity of your choice. If you click and share a picture it earns money. If you start up a Talkic starter conversation it earns money. Add new music and it's more money. Comment on something and it's even more. Talkic pays 1.1 cents each time you click. All those people who are constantly berating the likes of Facebook for their capitalistic ways are going to love this free app.

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