turning<br />MountainsMolehills<br />into<br />Alexis Ohanian<br />@kn0thing<br />
GutenMorgen!<br />
Steve<br />
Steve<br />
“Social Media”<br />
“Digg’s front page – 2 days earlier”<br />
“What’s new & interesting online”<br />
½ Million Visitors a Day<br />
Community<br />
Community<br />
be<br />Genuine<br />
you cannot create<br />“Organic”<br />
GOAL<br />$31,415<br />
GOAL<br />$31,415<br />
$31,415<br />GOAL<br />$62,830<br />
$31,415<br />GOAL<br />$62,830<br />
$31,415<br />$62,830<br />GOAL<br />$185,229.69<br />
$31,415<br />$62,830<br />GOAL<br />$185,229.69<br />
$31,415<br />$62,830<br />Donated by reddit:<br />$185,229.70<br />
$31,415<br />$62,830<br />Donated by reddit:<br />$185,229.70<br />
A gift from Zach Weiner of SMBC-Comics.com, who we have a crush on.<br />
1,900,000 uniques per month for every 1 developer<br />
Me<br />1,900,000 uniques per month for every 1 developer<br />
Steve<br />1,900,000 uniques per month for every 1 developer<br />
1,900,000 uniques per month for every 1 developer<br />
(not reddit)<br />
create, create<br />Create<br />
“read”<br />
breadpig.com<br />
Pig<br />
Pig +<br />
Pig +Bread Wings<br />
200,000+ people said WTFCNN?!<br />
make it<br />Personal<br />
25,000+ copies sold<br />
Everything is better with robots.<br />
More literate children means more potential book buyers.<br />
$54,000 donated in 2009<br />
Help us spend our profits.<br />Vote at Breadpig.com<br />
make it<br />Relevant<br />
$135,487,285<br />Lent to kiva borrowers to date<br />SOURCE: http://www.kiva.org/about/facts<br />
$0<br />Amount passed through government<br />SOURCE: http://www.kiva.org/about/facts<br />
$750+ Million raised from donors<br />
This is the trend. Thanks to technology.<br />
Name<br />Age<br />Favorite subject<br />This is the trend. Thanks to technology.<br />
Twitter:<br />“OMG. Like, I just 8 a hole BURGER!!1 WOW.”<br />
The world has a lot of big problems.<br />
The world has a lot of big problems. We need more good, small ideas.<br />
email<br />alexis@breadpig.com@kn0thing<br />twitter<br />Lemme know what you thought.<br />
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  • History major
  • Award yourself 10 internet points if you guessed correctly
  • reddit gets called lots of things
  • We just wanted a place whereyou could find what’s new and interesting online at any given moment
  • Something we never expected was the strength of this community, which I’d put up against any online community of comparable size.
  • Something we never expected was the strength of this community, which I’d put up against any online community of comparable size.
  • alps
  • molehill
  • Quake in haiti
  • Tragic events
  • Quake in haiti
  • Quake in haiti
  • Screen cap of reddit post
  • Reaching out to directrelief, transparency
  • Reaching out to directrelief, transparency
  • Reaching out to directrelief, transparency – they were happy to send photos and even let the community do one of reddit’s famous AMA interviews
  • Reaching out to directrelief, transparency
  • My first blog entry on it
  • Attainable goal.
  • Attainable goal.
  • Crushed – tried 2pi (it’s a math joke Chris came up with)
  • Crushed – tried 2pi (it’s a math joke Chris came up with)
  • Then reddit took over. A number of the more hardcore users rallied behind the idea of hitting the same amount of money reddit exchanged in the internet’s (world’s?) largest ever secret santa
  • Crushed – tried 2pi (it’s a math joke Chris came up with)
  • The guys at digg, props to the ex-ceo jay, who pushed this through and put our friendly rivalry to work doing a bit of good.
  • Then reddit took over. A number of the more hardcore users rallied behind the idea of hitting the same amount of money reddit exchanged in the internet’s (world’s?) largest ever secret santa
  • At the time of this slide’s production, reddit had raised one cent over their goal
  • What the hell, here’s a kitten
  • Conquered
  • I’d love to give you a clear explanation for how a team of 7 employees (since steve and I retired, there are now just 4 fulltime devs and one community manager). Maybe I’ll save that for an e-book ;)
  • I’d love to give you a clear explanation for how a team of 7 employees (since steve and I retired, there are now just 4 fulltime devs and one community manager). Maybe I’ll save that for an e-book ;)
  • I’d love to give you a clear explanation for how a team of 7 employees (since steve and I retired, there are now just 4 fulltime devs and one community manager). Maybe I’ll save that for an e-book ;)
  • I’d love to give you a clear explanation for how a team of 7 employees (since steve and I retired, there are now just 4 fulltime devs and one community manager). Maybe I’ll save that for an e-book ;)
  • This is not a community of do-gooders and nonprofit junkies (they’re there, but these are ppl wasting time at work – that’s why they visit). But because it was a genuine community movement, it took on a life of its own. If you’ve got an extra 4 minutes, I’ve got a TED talk about this. It involves a whale, which is nice.
  • This is not a community of do-gooders and nonprofit junkies (they’re there, but these are ppl wasting time at work – that’s why they visit). But because it was a genuine community movement, it took on a life of its own. If you’ve got an extra 4 minutes, I’ve got a TED talk about this. It involves a whale, which is nice.
  • This is not a community of do-gooders and nonprofit junkies (they’re there, but these are ppl wasting time at work – that’s why they visit). But because it was a genuine community movement, it took on a life of its own. If you’ve got an extra 4 minutes, I’ve got a TED talk about this. It involves a whale, which is nice.
  • After selling reddit, I noticed I had more free time without a startup to worry about every waking hour. So I did the only thing I knew how to do – I started another one. This was 2 years ago.
  • Techcrunch. whoa
  • We partnered with room to read
  • We partnered with room to read
  • i finally retired from reddit to become a kiva fellow, volunteering for 3 mos in Armenia ( just got back )
  • Kiva has become synonymous with microfinance for many Americans, which has placed a responsibility on the young nonprofit to educate as it rapidly grows.
  • Kiva has become synonymous with microfinance for many Americans, which has placed a responsibility on the young nonprofit to educate as it rapidly grows.
  • Kiva has become synonymous with microfinance for many Americans, which has placed a responsibility on the young nonprofit to educate as it rapidly grows.
  • The minimum loan is 25, but each $25 feels relevant when it’s part of a grokkable goal (like “Armen needs $3,000”) this is the future of donations.
  • Kiva has become synonymous with microfinance for many Americans, which has placed a responsibility on the young nonprofit to educate as it rapidly grows.
  • Kiva has become synonymous with microfinance for many Americans, which has placed a responsibility on the young nonprofit to educate as it rapidly grows.
  • Kiva has become synonymous with microfinance for many Americans, which has placed a responsibility on the young nonprofit to educate as it rapidly grows.
  • Fewer and fewer people are going to be satisfied making donations that go to a general fund – it’s not just the millionaires who get to feel in control of their donations.
  • Fewer and fewer people are going to be satisfied making donations that go to a general fund – it’s not just the millionaires who get to feel in control of their donations.
  • This is unnerving for most nonprofits, who love their general fund – and who could blame them
  • but there’s hope
  • It’s also changed the face of american politics
  • It’s also changed the face of american politics
  • It doesn’t necessarily mean it will cannibalize donations to the general fund
  • And thanks to the web, the cost of being accountable for these kinds of micro philanthropists is only getting easier to bear
  • If we can tell what a total stranger just had for lunch, we should be able to know how our money is being used by a non-profit
  • And thanks to the web, the cost of being accountable for these kinds of micro philanthropists is only getting easier to bear
  • And thanks to the web, the cost of being accountable for these kinds of micro philanthropists is only getting easier to bear
  • And thanks to the web, the cost of being accountable for these kinds of micro philanthropists is only getting easier to bear
  • haiti
  • And thanks to the web, the cost of being accountable for these kinds of micro philanthropists is only getting easier to bear
  • Turning Mountains into Molehills - Alexis Ohanian - May 11, 2010

    1. turning<br />MountainsMolehills<br />into<br />Alexis Ohanian<br />@kn0thing<br />
    2. GutenMorgen!<br />
    3. Steve<br />
    4. Steve<br />
    5. “Social Media”<br />
    6. “Digg’s front page – 2 days earlier”<br />
    7. “What’s new & interesting online”<br />
    8. ½ Million Visitors a Day<br />
    9. Community<br />
    10. Community<br />
    11. be<br />Genuine<br />
    12. you cannot create<br />“Organic”<br />
    13. GOAL<br />$31,415<br />
    14. GOAL<br />$31,415<br />
    15. $31,415<br />GOAL<br />$62,830<br />
    16. $31,415<br />GOAL<br />$62,830<br />
    17. $31,415<br />$62,830<br />GOAL<br />$185,229.69<br />
    18. $31,415<br />$62,830<br />GOAL<br />$185,229.69<br />
    19. $31,415<br />$62,830<br />Donated by reddit:<br />$185,229.70<br />
    20. $31,415<br />$62,830<br />Donated by reddit:<br />$185,229.70<br />
    21. A gift from Zach Weiner of SMBC-Comics.com, who we have a crush on.<br />
    22. 1,900,000 uniques per month for every 1 developer<br />
    23. Me<br />1,900,000 uniques per month for every 1 developer<br />
    24. Steve<br />1,900,000 uniques per month for every 1 developer<br />
    25. 1,900,000 uniques per month for every 1 developer<br />
    26. (not reddit)<br />
    27. create, create<br />Create<br />
    28. “read”<br />
    29. breadpig.com<br />
    30. Pig<br />
    31. Pig +<br />
    32. Pig +Bread Wings<br />
    33. 200,000+ people said WTFCNN?!<br />
    34. make it<br />Personal<br />
    35. 25,000+ copies sold<br />
    36. Everything is better with robots.<br />
    37. More literate children means more potential book buyers.<br />
    38. $54,000 donated in 2009<br />
    39. Help us spend our profits.<br />Vote at Breadpig.com<br />
    40. make it<br />Relevant<br />
    41. $135,487,285<br />Lent to kiva borrowers to date<br />SOURCE: http://www.kiva.org/about/facts<br />
    42. $0<br />Amount passed through government<br />SOURCE: http://www.kiva.org/about/facts<br />
    43. $750+ Million raised from donors<br />
    44. This is the trend. Thanks to technology.<br />
    45. Name<br />Age<br />Favorite subject<br />This is the trend. Thanks to technology.<br />
    46. Twitter:<br />“OMG. Like, I just 8 a hole BURGER!!1 WOW.”<br />
    47. The world has a lot of big problems.<br />
    48. The world has a lot of big problems. We need more good, small ideas.<br />
    49. email<br />alexis@breadpig.com@kn0thing<br />twitter<br />Lemme know what you thought.<br />

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