In the coming weeks, we'll be updating this page with a number of ways you can get involved with the Knowmore.org website and Ethical Consumerism movement. These activities will be organized, top to bottom, from least-time consuming to most-time consuming.
No matter your constraints, there are several ways in which you can get involved immediately!
Make Knowmore.org Your Homepage
Making Knowmore.org your homepage is a quick, free way in which everyone can help Knowmore generate the revenue we need to operate.
By doing this, we'll receive a pageview (or more) from you, everytime you open your browser window. If a critical mass of our 200,000 monthly readers do this, it will significantly increase our marketability to socially responsible sponsors, who we are currently offering ad space to.
Also, this'll allow you to stay on top of new developments with the site, and Knowmore's new DAILY NEWS section will provide you with the latest in un-corporate news, campaigns and events!
- Tip for Firefox users:
- If you're thinking about not doing this because you have your iGoogle personal home (other other) set up as your homepage with your gmail, feeds etc - you can start FF with multiple tabs open.
- When you enter the homepage, seperate multiple urls with a | so at least your just one click from your custom homepage (or whatever) and helping knowmore.
Add a Knowmore Badge To Your Webpage!
Just add a few lines of code to your myspace or web page, and you'll have a working Knowmore banner!
Just add the html code underneath these images to any webpage, and voila!
Blog About Knowmore.org and Knowmore Links!
"Word of Mouth" works! If you've found Knowmore pages helpful to you in the past, or found a particular company profile that interests you, link to it from your Blog or webpage!
Everytime bloggers link, for example to Coca-Cola from your webpage, websites like Google take notice of the link. The more times something is linked from around the web, the higher it's visibility when people Google the phrase "Coca Cola."
This is why, for example, Wikipedia pages often appear on the first page of search engine results. We receive thousands of hits per month due to this kind of thing, and its a great way to disrupt a company's marketing on the web!
Donate to Knowmore.org!
Knowmore, Inc. is a registered, tax exempt 501 (c) 3 non profit organization. This means that any and all donations to Knowmore are tax deductible!
If you'd like to send a donation in the mail, please send it to the address below:
PO BOX 23
Mapleville, RI 02839
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Become an Editor!
This is the kind of volunteer that makes Knowmore run in the most fundamental way; our User Editors. There's more to editing than can be explained here, but it's simple to get a basic overview and idea. For an extensive help file on Editing, click here.
The first (and only) step required to become an editor is to register an account with Knowmore. Not only is it free, but it's almost totally private. The only thing we ask for is an email to verify that you're a real person and not a bot. Other than that no questions will be asked of you.
Once you've registered and verified your account, just enter your username and login to begin editing. You should immediately notice that when browsing pages, you now have additional tabs at the top of your page, and one of them reads 'Edit'. You'll also see blue  tags throughout entries. Use these at any time to correct spelling mistakes or grammar, to question, remove or correct biased information, or most importantly to source information! Be bold in your edits and don't worry about 'messing anything up', other users are monitoring the recent changes page and looking over your edits the same way you're looking over their's.
Whenever you see a red link in a page, it means that the page's author wanted additional information to be given or an additional topic to be covered. These red links are one of the best ways to add depth to Knowmore. Following a red link will lead you to a blank page, and what's more exciting to a writer than that?
Join the Street Team
Like talking to people? Hate your computer? Become a member of our street team!
Pass out flyers on your campus, setup a booth at a festival, download (or upload) a stencil and put the writing on the walls.
In the future, we intend to put together a small zine or leaflet, which will be avaliable to street team members for distributing in lieu of flyers. We'll take the best of the original writing from the site and put it in people's hands.
Knowmore.org accepts applications for student internships, for students interested in pursuing careers in Journalism.
Please send letters of intent to Bernard@Knowmore.org