We're well into the 31-day countdown to the 09-09-09 1-day fundraiser for the Born2Fly Project to stop child trafficking. Our goal is 9,000 people each giving $9 on September 9.
Here's another one of the prizes we'll give away on September 9 to a lucky donor: Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust. It's a brand-new book by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith based on the premise that trust is the key to building online relationships:
Trust agents aren't necessarily marketers or salespeople; they're the digitally savvy people who use the web to humanize businesses using transparency, honesty, and genuine relationships.
As a result, they wield enough online influence to build up or bring down a business's reputation. This book will show you how to build profitable relationships with trust agents, or become one yourself.
Trust Agents isn't even officially on the market yet (it debuts August 24)--and it's already #43 on Amazon's best-seller list. Amazing, huh? I know Chris from Twitter (@ChrisBrogan) and read his blog and newsletter a lot. If his book is anything like his daily writings, you're in for a treat.
Yes, Chris and Julien will sign it for you if you win.
BTW, one of the best tools in the fight against human trafficking is being a trust agent. For too long, kids and parents have been held hostage by traffickers who act like they have the children's best interest in mind, but have anything but. Talk about needing trust agents.
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Here's the answer to yesterday's question:
Q: Which 3 countries improved their efforts to stop human trafficking within their borders and were moved off Tier 3 this year?
A: Algeria, Moldova, and Qatar all moved to the watchlist on the 2009 TIP List. This means they've made improvement, but are still in danger of moving back to Tier 3 if they don't keep it up.
Q: Police recently broke up a human trafficking ring in Botswana. What country were most of the people headed to, had they not been rescued?
Answer tomorrow...along with another prize we'll give away on 09-09-09.