Upworthy is a website for viral content started in March 2012 by Eli Pariser, the former executive director of MoveOn, and Peter Koechley, the former managing editor of The Onion. One of Facebook's co-founders, Chris Hughes, was an early investor.

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  • Today, GOOD|Upworthy officially changed our name to Good Media Group.Why are we doing it? In a bad year like 2017, the world needs good news now more than ever. It’s our mission to tell stories about positive, persistent progress we see in the world. In 2018 we are doubling down on that mission.In less than a year since since the GOOD|Upworthy merger, we built the largest concentrated audience of ...

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  • He wants to make sure no other child in the foster care system has an experience like the ones he and his children had. Warning: descriptions of abuse. For more videos that care: http://u.pw/1rPmbv2 Video by Jess Blank, with special thanks to Comfortcases.org. Check out more Upworthy videos on our Facebook page: http://facebook.com/upworthy/videos MORE UPWORTHY Visit our website: http://upwort...

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  • Namaste, Private! These Army men in yoga poses aren't just for fun. They're shining a light on how yoga can help our veterans and active-duty military alike. For more videos that care: http://u.pw/1rPmbv2 Check out more Upworthy videos on our Facebook page: http://facebook.com/upworthy/videos MORE UPWORTHY Visit our website: http://upworthy.com Like us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/upworthy ...

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  • These photos shine a light on children's journeys through foster care and the joys of adoption. For more videos that care: http://u.pw/1rPmbv2 Together We Rise is an organization that wants to change the lives of the thousands of kids who enter foster care each year by giving positive experiences to children who are waiting to be adopted. Check out more Upworthy videos on our Facebook page: htt...

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  • There are an estimated 4.6 million Latino lawful permanent residents in the U.S. What are their fears and the hurdles they face to become U.S. citizens? For more videos that care: http://u.pw/1rPmbv2 This video from We the Voters takes a detailed look into the lives of Latino residents living in the United States who haven't become citizens. We the Voters is a groundbreaking social impact and we...

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  • You are welcome here: Immigrants share their stories of relief as they escape the war and adjust to life in the United States. For more videos that care: http://u.pw/1rPmbv2 Mohammed's family was one that was able to resettle as refugees in the U.S. after escaping different wars in Iraq and Syria. Their case manager Jose is doing what he can to make them feel welcome. An immigrant himself, Jose ...

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  • In the coming weeks, we will see many protests around the inauguration of Donald Trump and his cabinet appointees. Will the political protests make a difference? For more videos that care: http://u.pw/1rPmbv2 This video from We the Voters takes a detailed look into the history of U.S. political protests and the reasons they come about. We the Voters is a groundbreaking social impact and web cam...

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  • During her trip to Georgia, Jess got to meet Therisa Ingley, who is one of the leaders of Sweet Onion Animal Protection Society. Therisa took Jess on a tour of her home, which she has turned into a dog sanctuary. For more videos that care: http://u.pw/1rPmbv2 Check out more Upworthy videos on our Facebook page: http://facebook.com/upworthy/videos MORE UPWORTHY Visit our website: http://upworthy...

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  • The Cowgirls of Color aren't just changing the stereotypical look of rodeo — they're inspiring young girls everywhere to keep bucking. For more videos that care: http://u.pw/1rPmbv2 Rodeo has been a sport primarily dominated by white men. Even though there were always black cowboys, the sport has a murky history with how it has treated them. The Cowgirls of Color are trying to rewrite that histor...

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  • When a rescue dog is first brought into a shelter, it usually has a lot of health problems. Immediate vet care often saves its life and gets it back to good health so it can be adopted. For more videos that care: http://u.pw/1rPmbv2 One big problem that Jess hears about from veterinarians in Georgia is that a lot of rescue dogs have been subjected to dogfighting. Vets have a lot of work to do to...

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  • In the third part of this series, Jess is in Vidalia, Georgia, to find out more about how dogs wind up at shelters. The most common way is people dumping them at schools and other areas. For more videos that care: http://u.pw/1rPmbv2 Check out more Upworthy videos on our Facebook page: http://facebook.com/upworthy/videos MORE UPWORTHY Visit our website: http://upworthy.com Like us on Facebook:...

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  • In the second part of this series, Jess takes a trip to Georgia to visit dog shelters with Badass Brooklyn Rescue. Their goal is to find dogs to rescue and bring back to New York City, where they are located. This is a heart-wrenching experience for all involved. For more videos that care: http://u.pw/1rPmbv2 Check out more Upworthy videos on our Facebook page: http://facebook.com/upworthy/video...

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  • Meet Emmy, a dog who found her forever home with Jess. Jess is a producer at Upworthy but also fosters dogs for Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue. For more videos that care: http://u.pw/1rPmbv2 After adopting Emmy, Jess wanted to see how a dog like Emmy could make her way from Georgia all the way to New York. Check out more Upworthy videos on our Facebook page: http://facebook.com/upworthy/videos ...

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  • You are bad at predicting virality. We are less bad (barely.) That's why science is here to make us all better. Learn all our secrets to winning the internet, one headline at a time. If you've seen previous versions of our training, some of this will be old hat. But we put a new hat in there too.

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  • From TV to radio to online media, it’s easier than ever to limit the sources we get news from in 2017. As we choose news sources that cater to our own beliefs, we’re effectively creating an echo chamber in our own homes filled with the news we want to hear — a concept that Upworthy co-founder Eli Pariser called the Filter Bubble.This problem has become more acute with constant talk of everything f...

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  • There’s no more important work than righting the world’s wrongs in order to leave a positive impact.The will and desire to do the world good has cured diseases, changed laws, moved nations, and saved lives. In fact, almost every major moment of human progress can be traced to someone who decided they wanted the world to be a better place tomorrow than it is today, someone who saw an injustice — bi...

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  • At Upworthy, we have a clear mission.We tell stories that counter cynicism with empathy, stories that remind us that we can change the world for the better. We work every day to advance this mission by sharing powerful, empathetic stories about the human experience and by elevating the voices and perspectives of people who don’t often get to speak for themselves.http://www.upworthy.com/9-things-mo...

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  • Upworthy is known for telling uplifting stories, and that is a big part of what we do. But in the process, we also tackle a lot of really tough topics.Take, for example, the Sunday that marked the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedies. As part of the #WhoWeAre series in collaboration with StoryCorps, we published Beverly Eckert’s story about her final conversation with her husband, whose life was...

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#WhoWeAre

  • The fabric of American society is being tested this year — straining against a deluge of discord, division, intolerance, violence, and fear. In the coming months, the forces that want to pull us apart are likely to get even louder.We believe the true story of this nation, its values, and its people is being drowned out as never before — we’re at risk of losing sight of who we really are.But we als...

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  • Yesterday, Facebook announced another change to its algorithm, this time to suppress clickbait — headlines that fool you into clicking but don’t deliver the goods.We can all agree: No one likes clickbait. That’s why I apologized 17 months ago for unleashing this style of headlines on the internet — and it’s why Upworthy shifted away from clickbait in early 2015 toward stories that engage readers A...

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  • 10 tips straight from the editor who reads your pitches.By Jenni Whalen Gritters, EditorAt Upworthy, our mission is to drive massive amounts of attention to the topics that matter most.We’re telling stories for a better world because we believe that we’re all part of the same story.So far, we’ve inspired thousands of people to read about standing up to bullies. We’ve held big banks accountable, ta...

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  • Eli Pariser, Upworthy co-CEO commencement speech to the graduating class of 2016 at Dominican UniversityHello, Class of 2016!Let’s kick this off in a way befitting this moment in history. Please take out your phones.Now, I want to ask everyone here to take a selfie. I’m going to do it too. Post it to Instagram or Facebook or Snapchat it to friends if you want. Tag it hashtag #du16 and actually, ad...

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