I added a SocialVibe widget to my blog, over on the right hand side of this page. If you click on it money is apparently raised for the World Food Programme. Here’s an explanation of how it’s supposed to work, from the WordPress site:
We’ve teamed up with SocialVibe, and now by adding the SocialVibe widget to your blog, you are able to earn donations for the charity of your choice by getting sponsored by a brand that appeals to you.
Each time someone visits your blog and engages with your brand (by rating a video, for example), you’re making a difference. That impact is immediately visible on your badge, i..e., ‘My blog has provided 63 cups of clean water for people in need.’
The money donated comes from your brand, so you and your readers never have to pay a dime.
I thought this was well worth doing, it costs nothing and it helps those in need, but it would seem that perhaps it’s not all it’s cracked up to be because when I click on it nothing happens. I’m not the only one to have had this problem either (see http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/socialvibe-1?replies=6).
If you click it does anything happen? I’ll keep it on here for a while but if it doesn’t work I’ll remove it.
Such a shame as it seemed a good idea.