Over the past year Skout, an app that helps you expand your social circle, has used their virtual gift application within the platform to help their users donate money to different charities. According to an article in PR NewsWire on National Super Hero Day every time a Skout user sends a superhero themed gift to a friend on the app Skout will donate to the Make-A-Wish foundation. Skout will continue to make donations as their users send free virtual gifts until a wish is fulfilled in the Greater Bay area. On top of the donations they’re sending they also conducted a super hero themed survey and asked their users a variety of questions related to super heroes.
According to their survey America is split on who their favorite super hero is. Batman got the most votes from women and Superman got the most votes from men. However, over half of Skout users voted Batman and Robin as their favorite super hero friend duo while 19% said The Thing and Human Torch where their favorite. 16% said Green Hornet and Kato are the best and The Wonder Twins got 12% of the votes.
Nearly half of the users asked said that the Batmobile would be their super hero car of choice. Wonder Woman’s invisible jet and the X-Men’s Blackbird both got 20% of the vote and 12% said they’d opt for the Green Hornet’s Black Beauty. According to 57% of Skout users having a mask is a necessity for super heroes while only 19% said a cape was the best item to have. 80% of users said they’d love to be a super hero in real life and nearly half of the users taking the survey agreed that selflessness is what makes a hero.
The Make-A-Wish foundation is a widely recognized organization that grants the wish of children with life threatening illnesses. Skout has also partnered with the SF-Marin Food Bank to help feed the hungry by using their virtual gift donations as a leverage to donate money for each free virtual gift sent by users. Skout has become one of the largest global social media platforms since its initial launch in 2007.
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