Update on Project Offspring
*If you donated to either of the two previous campaigns, you should have received this update in an email on March 1st. So this is what’s happening: We didn’t get the loan on January 1st like we originally expected. However, we did officially get it in March. (Finally) Better late than never, right? I’ll admit, my heart hurt a little when our plans were pushed back so far. None the less, we are a...
The End of the Second Campaign
The second Project Offspring fund raiser has officially ended. Last night, there were some last minute donations bringing our total for this campaign up to $280! Don’t be discouraged by the amount. Remember, this brings the total raised from both campaigns to $1,207! Yes, we still have a long way to go and a lot of money to raise but we knew that going in. We are well on our way to a better, more...
4 Hours Left to Donate!
As we near the end of our current fund raising campaign, Project Offspring would like to say thank you to everyone who donated, helped to get the word out and consistently offered ideas and words of encouragement. With each passing day, we are shown how important this site will be. How necessary, as well as how wanted. We look forward to continuing to move forward with this project. We’ll be back...
Only 14 Hours Left!
We are down to the last fourteen hours of our current campaign. Remember, the more we raise now, the less we have to raise during the next one! Every dollar counts.
Two Days Left to Donate!
There is just over 2 days left but there is still time to donate! Remember, even with the loan, we still need to raise the same amount of money. The more we raise now, the less we have to pay back later. Every dollar counts. Let’s make this happen.
Happy Thanksgiving from Project Offspring!
Project Offspring: 2 More Ways to Help!
projectoffspring: There are now two more ways for your to help Project Offspring reach our financial goals! We’ve partnered with Google adsense as well as Amazon.com through their affiliate programs. Both are located on the right hand side of this blog! Google adsense pays us for clicking on the ad and amazon.com pays us for what you purchase. 100% of proceeds will go toward Project...
How can you help Project Offspring?
projectoffspring: “Project Offspring is a grassroots funded social networking site that discourages bigotry but also offers resources to those in need, those in want and those in interest. We’re building a safe place for people that want to be able to freely express themselves. There seems to be an overwhelming amount of bigotry that is overlooked and often encouraged on some of these sites....
fair-flory: i finally understand the desperate need for project offspring the thought of blogging in peace without awful people constantly creeping on you is just beautiful We can’t wait to make this a reality! Thank you for the support.
Questions? Comments? Concerns?
We just wanted to remind everyone that there are several ways to contact us if you have any questions, comments or concerns. We would love to address any problems that you foresee as well as anything you want to make sure get’s added to the site. Your help is important. Your ideas and additions will be what make this site great! Ways to contact us: On The Campaign Page Here on Tumblr On Twitter...
Announcement: Good News!
We have found a very generous party who is interested the Project Offspring idea! Here are the basics: The interested party has agreed to give us an interest free loan for six months. The interested party will be loaning the money on January 1st (Tax purposes) and will be giving us six months to pay them back. Interest free! For those that have taken out loans, you know the “Interest free” part...
thisisnotpinoy: So I wanna donate to Project Offspring. As a college student, money is scarce. So I was thinking of making things like customizable Baybayin jewelry, malong (I don’t want to appropriate the malong because I identify mostly as an Ilokana, so trying to find the word for the Northern equivilant), and other stuff that I can make with eco-friendly materials. Also T-shirts about...
The second email blast went out this morning!
Banning offensive speech is not ending it. It...
conservanerdy: It is the equivalent of brushing dirt under a rug. It will only build up until it spills out. Banning hate speech does several things actually. First, it let’s everyone know the ethical and moral importance of the space they are in, online or off. Second, it let’s each and every speaker know that their words could have consequences. Third, it forces the speaker to...
Hate Speech Clearification
I wanted to clear up a little confusion about the Hate Speech post that came out a few days ago. There was some concern about groups that didn’t seem to be specifically included in the online definition of Hate Speech. I wanted to make two things perfectly clear. First, we used the current definitions available. In the case of the online definition of Hate Speech, we used the definition...
Second Email Blast!
The second email blast will be going out on Monday November 12, 2012. Please let us know if you did not receive the first email blast. Reminder: The current email blasts are only going to those who donated during the first fund raising campaign. If you’ve donated to the current campaign, you are not yet on the email list.
How can you help Project Offspring?
“Project Offspring is a grassroots funded social networking site that discourages bigotry but also offers resources to those in need, those in want and those in interest. We’re building a safe place for people that want to be able to freely express themselves. There seems to be an overwhelming amount of bigotry that is overlooked and often encouraged on some of these sites. With Project...
Tomorrow Starts the 30 Day Countdown!
As of tomorrow, we’ll have just 30 days left of this fund raiser. Many of you have expressed concern about the amount that has been raised so far. Remember, during our first campaign, we raised a good amount on the first day and then went a full month with no donations at all. Then, during the last two weeks, we got over 15 donors. We are staying positive and we hope that you are as well....
intothekawoosh asked: Just so you know, about the Iamalive messaging hotline thing, they're affiliated with Towriteloveonherarms, which is an incredibly homophobic company. It's a cool concept, but run by some pretty genuinely awful people.
Project Offspring: Sub Communities
One of the portions of the Project Offspring site that we are most excited about is the sub community. A while back, we told you that part of our goals were to have our site be a one stop shop. A reason to only have one place to go online for all things social. With that in mind, we are happy to announce that we will have sub communities. Our sub communities aren’t just going to be for fandoms and...
It’s Okay, We Promise!
We’ve gotten off to a slow start in our second fund raising effort. It’s okay. When we started, we figured we would have to do three fund raisers to get fully funded. Yes, it’s true, we were hoping that we would only need to do two but that may not happen. I know that some of you are nervous but as we told you during our first fund raiser, we aren’t going anywhere! Project Offspring is going to...
Hate Speech vs Free Speech
One of the biggest question we get about the Project Offspring site is, “How are you going to allow for creativity and open conversation without stepping on Free speech?” This seems like it should be a difficult and daunting question, doesn’t it? It’s not. The part that so many people have trouble understanding is that, both of these terms have already been defined. The problem is not on what is...
Project Offspring: Let’s Talk!
We would like to make this a little more interactive. While we’re still in the fund raising portion for Project Offspring, we would like to get your opinions! We haven’t been spending very much time on our Facebook page but we’d like to change that. Through the end of November, we’ll be updating the page with new questions every week. There will be at least one a week. The first questions are...
Coming up this week!
This week there will be a lot of information and hopefully, a lot of interaction. We have some questions for you, a little more information about the site (We’re pretty excited to tell you that part!) And we’ll be answering one of the questions we continue to get.
So I'm reading that Reddit is helping their creeps...
hamburgerjack: How sweet. Here
Eating Disorder Resource Links
recoveryisbeautiful: Resources: (links) A Chance To Heal Academy For Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders, Inc (ANRED) Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous Beating Eating Disorders (BEAT) Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) Bulimia.com (Publications and Education) Eating Disorders Anonymous Eating Disorders Association (NI) Eating Disorders Awareness and...
Do Social Networks Have an Obligation to Remove...
racismschool: Submitted by Mike Allton on Mon, 09/17/2012 Americans and the World at large have watched and been stunned as more and more groups have rioted and killed over a video that was posted to YouTube. On Friday, Sept. 14 the White House asked that the video be removed. According to Mashable, “The Obama administration has “reached out to YouTube to call the video to their attention and...
Project Offspring: 2 More Ways to Help!
There are now two more ways for your to help Project Offspring reach our financial goals! We’ve partnered with Google adsense as well as Amazon.com through their affiliate programs. Both are located on the right hand side of this blog! Google adsense pays us for clicking on the ad and amazon.com pays us for what you purchase. 100% of proceeds will go toward Project Offspring! Google...
Project Offspring: Women’s Shelters
As you know, Project Offspring will offer a safe place, not only for people to be creative without worrying about being target by bigotry but also a safe place to do research that a person may otherwise be unable to do safely within their homes. For those that are dealing with abusive situations, simply getting online and looking up a shelter or a place to get help, may not be a viable option....
Reply from Twitter Upon My Reporting The Funny...
aunty-fascist: Hello, We understand that everyone has different levels of sensitivity towards content, and that you may feel uncomfortable with the posted content. However, Twitter provides a communication platform, and users may use our service to discuss controversial subject matter. If a specific user is posting content that you disagree with or otherwise find offensive, we have provided...
Project Offspring: Free Online Classes
Educational resources will be a big part of the Project Offspring site. Because we are only able to do so much here, we are limited to making lists. On our site, this information will be better cataloged and you’ll have more options. The list provided is a small one. Yes, it contains several hundred free online classes. The Project Offspring site, however, will also have information on in person...
Project Offspring: Dear Tumblr, →
cashevans: Pretty much. Good news is my picture has been removed! I doubt the page owner took it down though, I’m pretty sure Facebook had it removed because of my privacy concerns. Bad news, the Facebook page is still up, though it seems they have edited out a lot of the hate and homophobia that has been expressed there. I’m glad that your picture was taken down but honestly, I...
cashevans: I am not Tumblr savvy, so I don’t know how to post screen captions or things of the life. However the Facebook page, “America LOSES if Obama WINS” has taken the liberty to post my name and picture on their page because I reported them to Facebook for hate speech. I did so privately and have not made any public comments on their page, however Facebook sent them a message that they...
Project Offspring: First Email
The first Project Offspring email went out today! If you donated to the first round of fund raising, you should have received an email from email@example.com If you did not, please let us know so that we can make sure your name get’s added to the email list. Remember, this email only went to those who donated in the first round of fund raising, if you’ve donated in the current...
plannedparenthood asked: Hi there! Just wanted to say thank for the shout out to Planned Parenthood affiliates on your recent Tumblr post. Very appreciated. The easiest way for someone to find their nearest Planned Parenthood health center is to use: plannedparenthood<dot>com/health-center. They can type in their state or zip code and will be given a list of locations. Also wanted to wish you good luck on your...
ATTENTION: Please Stop
Several of you have reached out to people thinking they might be interested in helping to get the word out about Project Offspring. We couldn’t be more excite about the positive feedback we’ve received. However, it has been brought to our attention that two of the people that were being sent information about our site may not be the best voices for our goals. We have received several emails and...
Project Offspring: Sneak Peak-Expert Bloggers!
This week, you’ll get a little peak of some of our Expert Bloggers. Our Expert Bloggers come from all walks of life and we’re excited for you to meet them! This week, we are going to tease you with just a few of them. We’re going to tell you why we picked them but you’ll have to wait for the full introduction, the titles and topics of their blogs! We have to save something for the big...