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"My goal with this website is simply to do small things for those who are in need of a personal favor," Carson wrote on the site. He said that he was inspired by something Mother Teresa said:
"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love"
Carson wanted to build a great website - something that can change the world - but when he ran into the Mother Teresa quote, he started thinking: maybe it's better to do something small - like doing small favors to those in need - but do it with love. And so, ask.io was born.
Users can ask for small favors - that favor is updated on the front page every week on Monday. Ask.io's first favor is actually from Carson himself:
As you can see, there's a physical address there - it's something that I would normally not put out on the Interweb, but Carson explained why. "I considered not posting the address, but I decided to do it for a few reasons: I wanted to establish a culture of trust on the website since it is about doing good for others, it is my own address (the first favor is for my wife) so I am the one taking the risk, and my address is already available via the whois domain registry information for ask.io," he wrote to us.
Check it out: ask.io - Thanks Mike!