TwitChange: celebrities show they care
Quick someone hold the babies, Angelina Jolie may about to be trumped in the unabashed pursuit of
profile building philanthropy. Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria, singer LeeAnn Rimes and actor Tim Robbins are just three of the big names giving support to the latest social media craze: TwitChange.
The brainchild of an Atlanta minister seeking new ways to raise money for children of the Haitian community, TwitChange is also the latest way for celebrities to show how much they care, in 140 words of less, just as long as you’re willing to pay for it.
CNN report the program that has a current membership of 150 US-based celebrities, is flexible enough to cater for every imaginable crisis: “[The celebrities offer] Four kinds of auctions on the site. People can donate to be followed on Twitter by the celeb, to get one of their messages “re-tweeted” by them, get mentioned in a post by the star or all three.”
In the event that Aussie celebrities decide to get behind the craze, we’ve made a few suggestions below. Whose services would you call on?
Most like to be re-tweeted by: Russell Crowe, for no other reason than the fact that he has 74, 327 followers.
Most like to be un-followed by: Stephanie Rice, given her colourful use of language, it’s just safer this way.
Most like to get mentioned in a post by: Leigh Sales, because everyone just loves her.
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