At Anoox, we believe Social Media and Search engine can inform and enable People to empower themselves while helping them to build a better World
We believe Social Media and Search engine are the future of Media in many ways that traditional Media of TV, Radio and Print cannot possibly be.
Anoox was formed back in 2004 by a group of Internet visionaries who have been involved with the Internet since its very beginning in 1996, who realized that too much of the incredible value that the Internet can generate was and is going to the Wall Street based Big Businesses and the Billionaire class, rather than to Small Businesses and People on Main Street. And that the only way to right this imbalance would be through a non-profit Social network & Search engine.
A Social Search Network that would put People over Profits ("POP")
and Share prices on Wall Street. This task has proven to be a Herculean one to put it mildly, since whereas our Wall Street peers get Billions and Billions from Wall Street, we get Zero from Wall Street and instead are dependent on Volunteers, Donations and sale of Advertising. But we somehow pulled through and that is why Anoox is the only one of its kind
We believe that positive change comes from people with purpose, people that are competent, connected also conscious.
Moreover it is our culture of achieving together with our Global team of Volunteers that defines us and drives us to solve the toughest challenges
facing us Today and beyond, via the awesome power of Social networking and Search to foster freedom of information and expression and empowering Small businesses.
We are now well on the way to making Anoox a Global movement and a personal hub for each of our members from organizing their lives via our My-2nd-Brain to posting and discussing Today's issues via our discussion forums to connecting World-Wide via our Instant Messenger or Video chat. Our ultimate vision is a platform that unites People who want to do good for themselves while doing good for others and the Planet from Climate Change to Animal welfare, a platform that improves Social integration through sharing and connectivity, to allowing everyone, regardless of their ability, that wants to do Good to do so based on their resources and coming together.
It is a privilege to share our story and manifesto with you, and the values that have guided us since our founding and are guiding us to go forward. We hope that many other businesses will follow suit and like us put Social and Environmental causes above Profits and Share prices. We truly believe that the world would be a better place if more businesses were driven by meaningful causes rather than driven by maximizing profits and share prices. On that note, as great a manifesto as we have and as much of great things we have created and achieved, we have one equally great challenge, in that as the non-profit Social network and Search engine we have gotten Zero in funding from VCs or Wall Street so we need you to Get Involved
as you can and Donate generously
if you can and if you are a Government organization or University endowment or other capable organ that actually wants to do Good
and not just talk about doing so, to Sponsor us
, so we can continue and expand our great work in harnessing the awesome power of Social network and Search engine to do Good for the People and the Social and Environmental causes.