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The top 10 most influential crowdfunding campaigns of 2012

Kickstarter and its crowdfunding contemporaries hit the mainstream this year, behind these blockbuster campaigns. 

On Dec 24, 2012 by Chase Hoffberger

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Dot Dot Dot: The year the Internet went mainstream (again)

In the Daily Dot’s first year, the Web changed in profound and unexpected ways, ascending into pop culture like never before. 

On Aug 23, 2012 by Nicholas White

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Bullied bus monitor Karen Klein uses donated cash to launch anti-bullying foundation

“I’ve now decided to become an advocate of change,” Klein said.

On Aug 23, 2012 by Fernando Alfonso III

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Fundraiser for bullied bus monitor closes at $700,000

The Internet’s effort to give bus monitor Karen Klein “the vacation of a lifetime” ended up raising enough for a lifetime of vacation.

On Jul 23, 2012 by Chase Hoffberger

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The Viral-Video-Microcelebrity-Industrial Complex; or, making money off the bus lady video

How do you capitalize on an accidental viral sensation? 

On Jul 3, 2012 by [email protected]

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Bullied bus monitor meets benefactor on “Good Morning America”

Karen Klein said she plans to spend part of her new fortune on home renovations, bills, and to support Down syndrome research.

On Jun 27, 2012 by Jennifer Abel

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Behind r/UpliftingNews, the most inspirational place on Reddit

Need a boost? Try browsing this popular new subreddit endorsed by Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian. 

On Jun 26, 2012 by Kevin Morris

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Fundraiser for bullied bus monitor reaches $500,000, attracts critics

Now that the fundraiser for Karen Klein has reached more than 100 times its original goal, some redditors are asking “Isn’t this a little much?”

On Jun 22, 2012 by Kevin Collier

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Dot Dot Dot: The best and worst of the Web

The empowerment created by the Internet can expose our finer instincts—on both ends of the spectrum.

On Jun 21, 2012 by Nicholas White

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The age of the endless Internet charity loop has arrived

A fundraiser has been started for the individual behind the campaign to send a bullied bus monitor on a “vacation of a lifetime.”

On Jun 21, 2012 by Kevin Morris

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Internet raises $150,000 in 24 hours for bullied bus monitor

The Internet—and the U.S. Marines—have got Karen Klein’s back.

On Jun 21, 2012 by Kevin Morris

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Butterflies in your stomach explained

Reddit helps buy a vacation for the bullied bus monitor in Greece, N.Y., explains “Obamacare” for a 5-year old, and gives the historic origins of the one-finger salute.

On Jun 21, 2012 by Kevin Morris

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Internet vigilantes target some terrible 10-year-old kids

A video of kids making a bus monitor cry inspires Internet justice.

On Jun 20, 2012 by Fernando Alfonso III

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