Charity is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, blogs and other social media. Mashable.com, which covers the world of social media, is hoping to change that. Mashable’s Summer of Social Good project – which runs through August – is attempting to light a fire under social media users by encouraging them to donate money to four charities: The Humane Society, Oxfam America, Livestrong and the World Wildlife Federation.

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Next week in Minneapolis Jammie Thomas, a single mother of two from Brainerd, Minnesota, is scheduled to on trial for copyright infringement for the second time.

A jury found her guilty in 2007, ordering her to pay $220,000 in damages for illegally distributing 24 songs by the likes of Aerosmith, Green Day and Guns N’ Roses over the KaZaA peer-to-peer network. But a judge subsequently threw out the conviction.

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