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Is the Internet Giving Rise to New Forms of Altruism?

Dana Klisanin, Ph.D. Evolutionary Guidance Media R&D, Inc. Abstract: Millions of individuals are using the Internet to act on behalf of the needs of other people, animals, and the environment; however research in this area is limited. To encourage such research, this exploration involved a review of research in the area of altruism and the Internet, as well as an Internet-based search for websites that facilitate digital actions that result in benefit to other people, animals, or the environment. To differentiate this research from that of e-philanthropy, the websites selected did not require a monetary donation from the visitor. Gruber’s ...

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