This is just a quick note. An idea that’s forming out of all this #beatcancer stuff that’s coming up on Twitter. It’s a great idea. And I applaud #beatcancer for coming up with it, and Ebay/Paypal and Miller Lite for supporting it.
The website’s got a counter up to show funds raised so far. It’s become a trending topic on Twitter. It’s an incredibly easy way for people to participate and raise some money.
What I’m not enjoying is tweets filled with #beatcancer. You can fit 12 of those hashtags into one tweet by the way… I know you want to be supportive and help fight such a crappy disease. But unless their counting hashtag references and not tweets, that’s of no use. You’re better off doing twelve different tweets in a row to raise twelve cents. And even then, that’s kind of spammy.
Why not rise above the spammers a little bit and share something useful…? I’ve got two cousins that are cancer survivors, and an aunt that isn’t. I know far too many friends and family who’s lives have also been touched by cancer in some way. For them I’m rising above spammy. So yes, tweet away and #beatcancer, but why not share something useful while you’re doing it? Maybe share who you’re helping to #beatcancer for?