Third Sector links up with MySpace

Third Sector news and jobs are now available to 10 million UK MySpace users.

The magazine is providing a daily news feed ?and job-search facility for the social networking site's Impact channel, a new service launched on Sunday for people interested in charities and campaigning.

The channel, which is available at www.myspace.com/impactuk, also provides links to member charities, displays featured events and videos and allows users to post comments and take part in discussion forums.

A search provided by YouthNet's online volunteering database Do-it.org.uk helps users find local volunteering opportunities. They can also download an online donation tool developed by online fundraising service Justgiving.

"MySpace Impact is about helping people to take action and make a difference," said Jamie Kantrowitz, senior vice-president of content and marketing at MySpace International. "For charities and social causes, MySpace Impact provides the perfect place to excite and engage a younger audience they might otherwise miss."

So far, 7,500 people have joined the ?channel as 'friends'. Charities taking part include Oxfam, Friends of the Earth and Project RED. Communication charity the Media Trust has set up a guide at www.myspace.com/mediatrust.

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