Tom Walma

Karma Peacock

Business, Web Site/AppTom WalmaComment

According to Freakonomics, despite the reasons people say they give to charity, the strongest reason is peer pressure.  So to convince people to give to charity, "Karma Peacock" is a web site to allow people to brag about charities they have given to or worked for.  Also maybe environmental stuff such as buying hybrid cars.

Possible features:
• Integration with Facebook:
    • Show friends your karma acts
    • Invite others to karma acts 
• News of upcoming charity events in the region such as 5k runs, etc.
• Cooperation with charities to verify that the person did what they said they did.  A verified icon would indicate whether the item was verified or not
• Coordination of karma such as organizing meetups, raising money a la Kickstarter, etc.
• Assign karma scores to yourself or others 
    • Karma scores could be based on your own karma priorities.  For example, you may not consider owning a hybrid car as good karma.
    • Organizations can give people karma scores based on their specific karma priorities, and you can view the karma scores that these organizations give to you or to someone else
    • Karma scores can be based on a total karma sum, karma rate, or recent karma
    • Karma scores can take into account karma potential, i.e. rich people or smart people might have to do more to get good karma

Items which will NOT be featured:
• Karma based on personal relationships, such as weddings, break-ups, etc.
* Negative karma for doing bad things