Becoming Visible

We Are Visible My friend, Mark Horvath, from Invisible People took his winnings from the Pepsi Refresh project and pumped them into an amazing project: We Are Visible is a project to help the invisible get onto the web and build a social presence. In essence, Mark’s helping with his corner of the digital divide. The site is everything it should be. It’s an education, a showcase, and a starting point for people who haven’t yet had a voice to learn what it takes to get seen out there.

It won’t solve every ill. It won’t put jobs on the table. It won’t even keep you warm at night. But if you think that visibility isn’t an important part of what it is to be homeless, then you might want to spend some time with Mark and his projects.

Swing by We Are Visible, and if you want extra credit, go through to the showcased people links and make some new friends. You’ll be amazed who’s there and what they’re talking about.

Great action project, Mark. You’re not a talker, you’re a doer.

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  • http://nathanhangen.com/blog Nathan Hangen

    Wow, that’s great design, really like it. I think this is what you had in mind last year when you were speaking about getting out of our little corners and really making an impact. Well done Mark.

  • http://nathanhangen.com/blog Nathan Hangen

    Wow, that’s great design, really like it. I think this is what you had in mind last year when you were speaking about getting out of our little corners and really making an impact. Well done Mark.

  • http://cashwithatrueconscience.com/rbblog Ryan Biddulph

    Awesome site Chris, thanks for sharing.

    An indispensable resource for anyone desiring to expand their online presence. I like the home page’s set up.

  • http://reallifemadman.wordpress.com Marjorie Clayman

    Is this related to the Invisible People site you showcased a few weeks ago? That was amazing.

    • http://reallifemadman.wordpress.com Marjorie Clayman

      Um, you answer that in the 1st sentence.

      Brain…oh brain? Here brain, I’ve got treats!

    • http://reallifemadman.wordpress.com Marjorie Clayman

      Um, you answer that in the 1st sentence.

      Brain…oh brain? Here brain, I’ve got treats!

  • http://reallifemadman.wordpress.com Marjorie Clayman

    Is this related to the Invisible People site you showcased a few weeks ago? That was amazing.

  • http://mohangulati.com Mohan Gulati

    Yeah I saw this site late last week and loved it for its simplicity. I will go through more of the testimonials. Another good resource that talks about social media and social structure that I am quite enjoying is the book by Deanna Zandt called “Share This!”

  • http://mohangulati.com Mohan Gulati

    Yeah I saw this site late last week and loved it for its simplicity. I will go through more of the testimonials. Another good resource that talks about social media and social structure that I am quite enjoying is the book by Deanna Zandt called “Share This!”

  • http://spreemancommunications.com Amy Spreeman

    I guess I wasn’t expecting anything like this, but when I arrived I was very pleasantly delighted. (I’ve spent the evening browsing not-so-cool sites.) I have a few people back home who are going to get a link.

  • http://www.carfocus.info Peter Abatan

    This is just an awesome site and an awesome resource. I am expecting great enterpreneurs to be discovered through this site. Great idea!

  • http://www.kherize5.com Suzanne Vara

    Chris

    This is just such an amazing project and I cannot say enough about Mark. He is giving a voice and not letting go of the fact that homelessness is a very serious and widespread problem. The stereotype that has been given to homeless people has been erased with this project as it is real people who not too long ago had a home, a job and now have nothing. They have lost it all and now are trying to survive when no-one was listening.

    Mark was here not too long ago and I watched so closely as he went down to the underground community (showcased not too long ago by Anderson Cooper) and gave us yet another realization of life on the streets in the storm drains and trying to survive.We as people and also as a local community could be doing more as the shelters are so over run with so many people that the people themselves have to find a way on their own.

    I can never say enough about Mark and his passion for caring and helping. He spends countless hours traveling to make other peoples lives better. I just hope that he and the online communities can bring a louder voice and gain awareness to the homeless as they are people that need our help. I know that I am listening to every voice as man oh man if I could, I would house, clothe and feed every single homeless person who wanted it.

    @SuzanneVara

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  • http://www.danieldecker.net Daniel Decker

    Outstanding effort Mark. Well done.

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    My mindset has been updated because of your articles.

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