Quitting Twitter in the name of Charity

American celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake are among those who are quitting the social networking sites Twitter and Facebook to raise money and awareness for World Aids day.

The stars say will not return to the sites until the charity raises $1 million dollars to support families in Africa and India who are affected by AIDS.

The charity campaign called “Digital Life Sacrifice” was set up on behalf of Alicia Keys, who’s passionate about raising the money and awareness of such a cause.

She says “It’s so important to shock you to the point of waking up,” adding that
 “It’s not that people don’t care or it’s not that people don’t want to do something, it’s that they never thought of it quite like that.”

For the campaign, the stars have filmed “last tweet and testament” videos and will appear in adverts showing them lying in coffins to represent their ‘digital deaths’.

Their ‘social deaths’ will begin on Wednesday and they won’t sign back into their profiles until the $1 million dollars have been raised.

With almost all the stars involved having over a million followers on micro-blogging site twitter, with Gaga alone having 7.2 million, the president of the charity Leigh Blake has said that he has a feeling that Lady Gaga is going to raise the money all by herself.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s