Social media platform allows people to explore new ideas

Social media platform allows people to explore new ideas

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by ANN SHERIDAN / NBC Charlotte Staff

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Posted on July 11, 2013 at 7:10 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 11 at 7:20 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- What would you do if you could change the world?  Where would you start?  What's important to you?  That's the concept behind a new social media site called Social Power. 

"It's pretty simple.  As individuals we're powerless, but collectively, we're very powerful," said one of the site's creators Daniel Gleich.

Gleich and his team created Social Power to allow people to propose issues that matter to them.  The issues can include  social change, business improvements, new ideas. 

The Social Power team watches what's gaining momentum on the site, and sets out to effect that change.

Current popular issues include consumer related issues like asking Starbucks to make the ice cubes for their  iced coffee out of coffee-so when the ice cubes  melt, the coffee isn't watery.

There are more serious issues on the site as well.  One person recommended that grocery stores sell soon-to-expire food for half the price. 

Gleich says grocery stores would win because they wouldn't' have to throw away food and could still make money, and the consumer would win with discounted food prices.

If you're interested in seeing the site, go to socialpower.com.

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