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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Celebs "Digital Death" Took too Long

If you're on Twitter, which by now you should be, I am sure you saw your fave celebs tweeting that they would be digitally dead in an effort to raise $1 million for Keep a Child Alive (an organization that helps fund HIV/AIDS relief efforts in places like Africa). Well, I guess the celebs overestimated how long it would take and started to get a little impatient. The deal was that they could not tweet until the $1 million mark was reached. I guess Usher couldn't wait because he started back Sunday. In any case, it seems the celebs reached out to a Brooklyn bred billionaire, Stewart Rahr. He sold his pharmaceutical company for a little over a billion dollars recently and was more than happy to donate $500,000 to bring the celebs back to social media life. It's reported that Kim Kardashian can earn about $10,000 a tweet, so I guess I can see why the celebs were ready to tweet again. I wish I could earn even $10 for my tweets.

Source: NY Post - Frustrated Celebs

2 comments:

  1. I still don't understand the point of this. If each of the celebs cared so much about that project why didn't they give at least $10,000 each or even a million each. It's not like they can't afford it. That would have done more for the organization.

    -Delilah

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  2. Yeah, that whole little fundraiser was illogical. Your pretend 'death' kind of makes light of something very serious and they could of all just donated money themselves. I hadn't heard about Usher tweeting early though, that's just pathetic.

    PinkCupcakeDream

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