News / 

Web site tracks good deeds

Web site tracks good deeds



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

ALPINE -- An Alpine man is paying it forward. He created an online business that tracks good deeds.

Jeff Smith started doing small acts like paying for someone's coffee. He then created a Web site called Goodwillpaidforward.com.

The Web site allows people to track their good deeds, even anonymous ones, on Google Maps.

Smith tells the Deseret News it works like this: People buy a sheet of 10 tags or mini-cards online for $16. After the tags arrive by mail, the buyer logs on the Web site and provides a code. As they do a good deed, they pass on a tag. They can track the tag online as it moves on.

Smith says in seven months the site has tracked nearly 12,000 acts of kindness all over the world. That's nearly 60 a day. Soon the name of the Web site will be changed to Tagten.org.

You can find out more about it at the link on this page.

E-mail: mrichards@ksl.com

Related Links

Mary Richards

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast