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Screenshot of home page
Type Private
Founded 1998
Headquarters Redwood City, California, United States
Key people Randy Paynter, founder and CEO
Marlin Miller, COO
Matthew McGlynn, founder, CTO
Industry Media
Revenue Increase US$5.9 million (2006)
Employees 56 (2008)
Slogan(s) "Care2 Make a Difference"
Type of site social networking
Available in English
Launched 1998

Care2 is a social network website that was founded by Randy Paynter in 1998[1] to help connect activists from around the world.

Care2's stated mission is to help people make the world a better place by connecting them with the individuals, organizations and responsible businesses making an impact.


Care2 members create an online identity by filling out a profile with personal information, as in most social networking sites, but Care2 also asks for more information about its members' involvement in activism and personal life. The social interactions on Care2 revolve around groups that connect people who care about similar issues. Internet petitions and news articles posted by members are also frequently used.

Security breach[edit]

On December 28, 2011 there was a security breach at Care2 in which their servers were attacked and password data that they stored unencrypted on their servers was accessed by hackers.[2]

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