Care2

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Care2.com, Inc.
Care2PetitionSiteLogo.gif
Care2 screenshot.png
Screenshot of Care2.com home page
TypePrivate
Founded1998
HeadquartersRedwood City, California, United States
Key peopleRandy Paynter, founder and CEO
Marlin Miller, COO
Matthew McGlynn, founder, CTO
IndustryMedia
ProductsCare2.com
ThePetitionSite.com
PhotoChains.com
RevenueIncrease US$5.9 million (2006)
Employees56 (2008)
Slogan(s)"Care2 Make a Difference"
Websitewww.care2.com
Type of sitesocial networking
Available inEnglish
Launched1998
 
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Care2.com, Inc.
Care2PetitionSiteLogo.gif
Care2 screenshot.png
Screenshot of Care2.com home page
TypePrivate
Founded1998
HeadquartersRedwood City, California, United States
Key peopleRandy Paynter, founder and CEO
Marlin Miller, COO
Matthew McGlynn, founder, CTO
IndustryMedia
ProductsCare2.com
ThePetitionSite.com
PhotoChains.com
RevenueIncrease US$5.9 million (2006)
Employees56 (2008)
Slogan(s)"Care2 Make a Difference"
Websitewww.care2.com
Type of sitesocial networking
Available inEnglish
Launched1998

Care2 is a social network website that was founded by Randy Paynter in 1998[1] to help connect activists from around the world.

Care2's stated mission is to help people make the world a better place by connecting them with the individuals, organizations and responsible businesses making an impact.

Overview[edit]

Care2 members create an online identity by filling out a profile with personal information, as in most social networking sites, but Care2 also asks for more information about its members' involvement in activism and personal life. The social interactions on Care2 revolve around groups that connect people who care about similar issues. Internet petitions and news articles posted by members are also frequently used.

Security breach[edit]

On December 28, 2011 there was a security breach at Care2 in which their servers were attacked and password data that they stored unencrypted on their servers was accessed by hackers.[2]

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