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Celebs Use Fame and Social Media to Help Tsunami Victims

In Posts by Eden Stone on March 15, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Celebrities are turning to social media sites to raise awareness about helping tsunami victims. Some celebrities include Kim Kardashian, Ben Stiller, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, P. Diddy and Charlie Sheen.

These celebs are tweeting their concerns, as well as, donation suggestions and tips from the Red Cross.

In turning to social media to reach their fans they are not only helping tsunami victims they are adding to their celebrity image. They are aware of what is happening in the world and are concerned and passionate about helping. Even with all of the bad press surrounding Charlie Sheen, Kelli Zink reporter for Celebtv.com, commented on his efforts saying, “Turns out, Charlie Sheen hasn’t completely lost his mind.” Sheen is donating money from his ticket sales to his new live video cast to tsunami efforts. Very kind yes, but its all PR.

http://www.starpulse.com/news/Casey_Johnson/2011/03/15/charlie_sheen_and_lady_gaga_lead_celeb

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Regretted Tweets

In Posts by Eden Stone on February 22, 2011 at 10:15 pm

As celebration ensued in Egypt, CBS correspondent, Lara Logan was attached by a mob of men where she was beaten and sexually assaulted. Nir Rosen, a U.S. journalist takes his thoughts to his twitter page.

The story follows;

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/02/16/2011-02-16_nir_rosen_us_journalist_trashes_cbs_lara_logan_on_twitter_after_sexual_assalt_in.html

In an interview with Anderson Cooper, Rosen stated that he felt sad about his actions and that he “was a jerk.”

This is a very public account of not being able to take back what you put on the internet. Twitter can be a great tool if used correctly. Remember what you put out is there for good.  Since Rosen’s tweet he has drawn heavy criticism as well as resigned from his postion at NYU.

Connecting

In Posts by Eden Stone, Uncategorized on February 16, 2011 at 12:09 am

Yahoo News posted on Friday, February 11

As Egyptians celebrated in the streets of Cairo, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer posed a question to activist Wael Ghonim: “First Tunisia, now Egypt, what’s next? ”

Ghonim, a 30-year-old Google executive who became the symbol of the country’s democratic uprising against Hosni Mubarak’s authoritarian regime, replied with two words: “Ask Facebook.”

“I want to meet [Facebook founder] Mark Zuckerberg one day and thank him, actually,” Ghonim said.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thecutline/20110211/ts_yblog_thecutline/social-media-plays-role-in-egypt-some-expected-in-iran

Facebook is not only connecting families, long lost friends, new acquaintances, companies to consmers, etc. It has now connected a country.