Do you want to say thanks? Click on “Give Thanks” and fill out the form. No password or registration is needed. We’ll do the “magic.” Your ThankU.io note will post on the ThankU.io website and “automagically” pin to The Cloud on Instagram, Facebook, and other popular Social Media sites, which may change from to time.
Has someone posted a ThankU.io note to you? Search on the ThankU.io Gratitude Live Stream on this website.
Your ThankU.io note will appear online on the ThankU.io website’s “Home” page and “Gratitude Blog” page and posted to The Cloud on Instagram, Facebook, and other popular Social Media sites, which may change from to time.
No. We do not keep any information about you or the person you thank.
No. Sending or receiving a ThankU.io note does not put you or your friend on a mailing list.
“Cloud” is being used here as a metaphor for the Internet. We are posting (pinning) your message to Social Media sites so that your note can be viewed publicly and encourage gratitude in others.
We’re not. ThankU.io is 100% pro bono (for the good of humanity) and 100% bootstrapped (self-funded). We aren’t making or taking any money from anyone.
Yes. Your ThankU.io note will be visible to everyone worldwide on Social Media sites. Our mission is to spread gratitude — publicly and openly — to encourage more good deeds and expressions of appreciation.
Please don’t use ThankU.io if you don’t want to be in The Cloud on Social Media. We understand you may prefer to say “Thank You” privately. That’s a great idea, and we encourage you to send a letter, make a phone call, send an email, or even a message in a bottle. We hope ThankU.io has inspired you to reach out and say thanks.
If your friend is uncomfortable with an online “shout out,” please don’t use ThankU.io.
The .io domain has existed since 1997 and was initially assigned as the ccTLD (country domain name) for British Indian Ocean Territory. It seems the perfect name for our website. U.io feels a bit like IOU!
Notes may stay on Social Media forever – depending on the policies of each platform. They will move down the @ThankU.io timeline as others go on, but they can be found via Search.
You don’t need to know the person’s name! You can call them “Helpful Stranger,” “John/Jane Doe,” “Grocery Store Employee,” or “UPS Guy.”
Our Founder, Frances, was doing a pro bono project for her alma mater, Menlo College, when a professor mentioned, “My favorite thing is when I hear back from a student who tells me I taught them something that helped their life. It doesn’t happen very often.” This encounter was the seed for the idea of an online gratitude site. So many people who make a difference in life are under-appreciated. We hope to help with that in our small way.