The viral site Upworthy, which knows how to attract an audience (last year, Fast Company called it "the fastest growing media site of all time"), has asked its tens of millions of followers what they would like it to focus on in 2014.
Here are the results:
1. Climate change and clean energy.
2. Income inequality and poverty.
3. Human rights.
I guess this shouldn't be surprising, given Upworthy's socially-conscious tilt. Still, it's interesting to see how different this agenda is from anything you might hear out of Washington, for example.
And Upworthy promises to act on this agenda:
We’re also proud to announce we’re teaming up with some experts in these fields to get the coverage just right. The good folks at Human Rights Watch, ProPublica, and Climate Nexus have stepped up to help us deliver great posts on these topics…And we hope to announce more partnerships in the weeks to come, so stay tuned.
We'll see how this works, but if Upworthy's viral appeal attracts a storm of attention to climate change, inequality, and human rights, even Washington might feel the breeze.