Scott Widak, 47, has Down syndrome and is terminally ill with liver disease. To cope with his uncle's challenging situation, Widak’s nephew, Sean O’Connor, turned to the Reddit community to see if anyone would be interested in sending a letter to his uncle. O’Connor then included a link to a news article about Widak and his art
, along with two photos of him and his mother, a P.O. box address and a few things he’s interested in, like Johnny Cash. Following the post
, Widak received hundreds of letters from all over the world
. From Mashable: a story of random acts of kindness.
Swedish Citizens Now Control @sweden Twitter Account. Curators of Sweden
is based around the idea that no single voice can represent the country, so a slew of guest Swedish curators will do the best job to portray the national character.
One Swedish citizen will have control of the @sweden handle each week.
How Salman Rushdie Used Twitter to Defeat Facebook
On Monday, world-famous author Salman Rushdie
, who won the “Booker of Booker” prize for his novel Midnight’s Children, revealed that Facebook had deleted his account at the weekend — and then, when he sent the company a copy of his passport to prove who he said he was, denied him the right to use “Salman” as his first name. (The author’s full given name, which he never uses, is Ahmed Salman Rushdie.)
A new iPhone app helps you, uh "score" with women.
(YT) It's made by Pepsi to promote its AMP energy drink. You choose the type of girl, and it gives you information related to that type (music suggestions, locations of bars). Then you can Tweet your conquest when you're, uh, done
. Is Pepsi alienating its female customers?
It's sure not
going over well.
How To Do Almost Anything With Social Media
from Mashable. All kinds of practical tips and tons of useful link resources for personal or business uses. At the bottom of the page are additional links to things like 24 Most Underrated Websites of 2008
l How to Find a Babysitter Online
l How to Find Your Way Around Any New City
lets you update your social network statuses, blogs and microblogs simultaneously from one place. The current sign-up
beta code is "tastyping". [more inside]