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Here’s What Happens When A Little Girl, A Bigger Girl, And Upworthy Notice Something Amiss In The Toy Aisle

upworthyinsider:

A couple of years ago, a little girl named Riley noticed something that didn’t make sense to her in the toy aisle. We posted her ensuing rant – because sometimes it takes a four-year-old calling out toy stores for propagating gender stereotypes to make the rest of us notice.

imageVIDEO: What’s So Bad About The Color Pink?

Debbie Sterling, an engineer, also noticed a discrepancy between “girl toys” and “boy toys”: there are a lot of toys out there that help boys develop spatial skills and an interest in engineering and science. And there are a lot of toys out there that… teach girls to be princesses. Something was missing. So Debbie took it upon herself to fill the gap.

imageVIDEO: Move Over, Barbie – You’re Obsolete

When Debbie developed Goldie Blox, a game to encourage girls to pursue engineering careers, she needed a minimum of 5,000 orders on Kickstarter to go into production. She reached her goal in five days.

And then Upworthy got ahold of the video. A million and a half views later, Debbie received 22,000 orders for GoldieBlox.

In a Q&A with Tim Ferriss, Debbie wrote, “But our biggest PR win to date was on November 14, 2012, we call it ‘G Day.’ Edwardo Jackson from upworthy.com posted our Kickstarter video about a month after the campaign had ended. It instantly went viral. In just a couple days, the video spiked to almost a million views. There were so many orders, we literally sold out of our first shipment and had to push back the delivery date.”

We are overjoyed that we were able to help get this ingenious way to engage in building and engineering into so many young girls’ lives.

And, we’re excited to share that Debbie and Goldie Blox just had another big win:

imageVIDEO: Watch A Bunch Of Little Girls Sing A Power Ballad Shattering What Little Girls Are Supposed To Like

Now when Riley, or any other little girl, goes to Toys ‘R’ Us, she’ll see Goldie Blox next to the dolls and dress-up clothes. It will help teach her about building and engineering. But it will also help teach her that she is more than just a princess – and that when she grows up, she can become anything she wants to be.

Congrats to Debbie and the Goldie Team – and to all of the young girls out there who are discovering that they can be engineers or scientists or superheroes or anything they can imagine and more.

Forever proud to be working at Upworthy. This story is amazing.

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Come Intern With Upworthy!

upworthyinsider:

SUP NERDS. Upworthy needs an audience development intern to work with our Community Manager on social media stuff (and thangs)! If you’re into that, here are some fancy deets:

Upworthy’s mission is to use irresistible social media to draw attention to the things that really matter. In our first year, we’ve inspired millions to watch great videos about standing up to bullies, getting young girls excited about engineering, holding big banks accountable, and dozens of other important topics.

By some measures, we’re one of the fastest-growing media sites in history. But to make the kind of difference we want to make in the world, we need to go even further.

That’s where you come in. We’re looking for a passionate, fiercely intelligent, occasionally sassy social media user who wants to help millions of people see meaningful content for an internship focused on one of our most important assets: our social media presence.

JOB DESCRIPTION: We’re looking for someone who lives and breathes the Internet to work with our Community Manager on our social media — namely, by making our community as vibrant, thoughtful, and vivacious as it can possibly be. You’ll be working directly with our audience to lift up particularly awesome people, facilitate discussions around important topics highlighted in our content, and help implement new ways of reaching out and talking to them through our social media platforms. You’ll never have to get us coffee, but you should be ready, willing, and excited to work hard alongside us. Your job might include: staying on top of our daily Facebook comments, facilitating discussion through various engagement strategies, wielding the banhammer and issuing warnings where appropriate, identifying and reaching out to potential super-users, and highlighting audience members doing great work or who have particularly awesome things to say.

WHAT YOU’VE GOTTA HAVE:
*Your own ergonomic laptop/computer setup.
*Phone and internet access 24/7.

SKILLS REQUIRED:
*Creativity and a sense of humor.
*Clear and precise communication skills.
*Fantastic writing skills. You can find a smart, witty angle on anything.
*Attention to detail — seriously. If you don’t have this, you
should stop right here.
*Tech skills and Internet savvy.
*Understanding of and love for social media. If you have a great blog, Twitter feed, or Tumblr with a dedicated following, that’s a good sign.
*Great people skills.
*Some experience building and moderating online communities.

LOCATION: Work from home, live anywhere. Hours are flexible and we collaborate online.

COMPENSATION: $10/hour.

COMMITMENT: Up to 25 hours/week.

START DATE: ASAP.

END DATE: Six months from start date, with opportunities for expansion if you prove to be a great fit.

TO APPLY: Submit this application in full (that’s all questions answered!) with your resume attached.

At Upworthy, we believe that the diversity of ideas, experiences, and cultures that our employees bring to their work is our greatest advantage, and we are proud to be an inclusive and equal opportunity workplace.

We’ll be accepting applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Reblog this sucker to spread the word!

We’re hiring!

(Source: upworthyinsider)

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coeurquisoupire:

Wow Upworthy, have you ever heard of less is more?
You might want to cool it with the social media sharing buttons. They aren’t really making me share more.
By the way, the video, not that mind blowing.

Hey, I said might blow your mind. 

coeurquisoupire:

Wow Upworthy, have you ever heard of less is more?

You might want to cool it with the social media sharing buttons. They aren’t really making me share more.

By the way, the video, not that mind blowing.

Hey, I said might blow your mind. 

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Fast Company Declares Upworthy Fastest Growing Media Site of All Time | Adweek

Hey, that’s not too bad.

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Is it Opposite Day?

Is it Opposite Day?

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We’re hiring, like, a lot of people.

upworthy:

upworthyinsider:

We’re expanding our editorial team in a number of directions at once, and we’re looking for multi-talented, politically-attuned, self-driven social media natives to help us figure out some new things here.

That’s where you come in. Do any of these positions sound like they’re for you or a superstar you know? If you’re interested, please click the link(s) of your choice and complete the online application(s) required. We can’t wait to hear from you!

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US (It’s only fair. We asked to know a little about you.)

Our mission is to use irresistible social media to draw attention to the things that really matter. In our first year, we’ve inspired millions to watch great videos about standing up to bullies, getting young girls excited about engineering, holding big banks accountable, and dozens of other important topics.

Media outlets like The New York Times, AllThingsD, and Business Insider have called us one of the fastest-growing media sites in history — we attracted more than 10 million unique visitors last month alone. But to make the kind of difference we want to make in the world, we need to go even further.

We need you!

So, like, anyone want a job? We’re fun to work with — roughly 50% of our non-essential email threads devolve into .gif spams.

Please reblog even if you’re not interested in applying! Heck, maybe you have the next undiscovered social media genius following your sweet blog about horses. 

You know you want to work with us. 

(Source: upworthyinsider)

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Gotta get up at 4 a.m. to catch a 6:39 a.m. flight to Austin, TX to spend a super fun week IRL with Upworthy.

I probably won’t be updating Tumblr much over the course of the week, so either follow me on Twitter or, at least, please don’t unfollow me on Tumblr while I’m away!

I love you all, will be back online soon.

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Great way to start the day. *eyeroll* 

Great way to start the day. *eyeroll* 

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Of all the ways I ever imagined my name and Beyonce’s in the same sentence…this wasn’t it. 

[x]

Of all the ways I ever imagined my name and Beyonce’s in the same sentence…this wasn’t it.

[x]

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Hai ther, iz I helpin u wit ur werks nao?

Hai ther, iz I helpin u wit ur werks nao?

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Professional work e-mail, am I doing it right? 

Professional work e-mail, am I doing it right? 

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Probably my favorite weird facebook message I’ve ever gotten on my editor page. No way is this guy a learned scholar of Star Trek if THAT’S the message he got out of it.
And pshht if anyone thinks I’m changing my awesome cover photo, you are very very wrong indeed. Look how cool! 

Probably my favorite weird facebook message I’ve ever gotten on my editor page. No way is this guy a learned scholar of Star Trek if THAT’S the message he got out of it.

And pshht if anyone thinks I’m changing my awesome cover photo, you are very very wrong indeed. Look how cool! 

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star trek this is where i work lol gpoy
Someone does not want me to do my work today. You do not want to know where my mouse is right now.

Someone does not want me to do my work today. You do not want to know where my mouse is right now.

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Today in weirdos leaving comments on my Upworthy Facebook page.

Today in weirdos leaving comments on my Upworthy Facebook page.

this is where i work wtf do i really look 14 in my profile pic? i should probably change that...

We're looking for a Social Media intern!

upworthyinsider:

Upworthy’s mission is to use social media to draw attention to things that matter — we make important issues go as viral as a video of some idiot surfing off his roof. We’re growing super fast: By some measures, we’re one of the fastest-growing media sites in history, reaching more than 4 million monthly unique visitors by our sixth month online. You can read more on our mission here, and check out this article on our first 100 days from The New York Times’s David Carr.

One of the many ways in which we enact this mission is by having a strong, data-driven social media presence, managed by our Audience Development team. Though we have focused primarily on Facebook up to this point, we will be developing our Tumblr and Twitter presence in the near future. We are looking for a passionate social media user who wants to help millions of people see meaningful content to be our fearless intern as we continue to grow rapidly. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Audience Development/Social Media intern will be responsible for working with the Community Manager to maintain and update all social media channels, as well as developing new strategies for distribution and user engagement. You must be very comfortable with Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram. Your job might include: scheduling daily content posts, moderating comment streams, brainstorming new ways to engage users with the website and with the channels themselves, testing out new strategies, helping to develop the Upworthy voice, and collecting data. You’ll work directly with Upworthy’s leaders and get the inside scoop about our work on virality.

WHAT YOU’VE GOTTA HAVE:
*Your own ergonomic laptop / computer setup
*Phone and internet access 24/7

SKILLS REQUIRED:
*Creativity and a sense of humor.
*Clear and precise communication skills.
*Fantastic writing skills. You can find a smart, witty angle on anything.
*Attention to detail—seriously. If you don’t have this, you should stop right here.
*Tech skills and Internet savvy.
*Understanding of and love for social media—if you have a great blog, Twitter feed, or Tumblr with a dedicated following, that’s a good sign. 
*Great people skills

LOCATION: 
Work from home, live anywhere. Hours are flexible and we collaborate online.

COMPENSATION: 
$10/hour

Apply here!

Do you want to work for Upworthy? You know you do! Apply today!

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