Internet Panhandling?
May 20, 2008 12:59 AM   Subscribe

I've seen internet panhandling before, but this one promises to educate people about Bipolar disorder..... I was forwarded this today. This girl is trying to raise $35,000 over the next month to pay off debts she accumulated due to her undiagnosed Bipolar disorder. In return, she says she'll educate the public who visit her blog on the issue. It's an interesting idea, if she actually puts anything up about Bipolar Disorder. I threw 5 bucks into her Pay Pal account as some inspiration though, as I'd be amused to see if this is actually do-able. What are your thoughts on cyber begging?
posted by Raynyn (6 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Blog with one post asking for money? This is an easy one. -- vacapinta

It's for mugs. Why should I be more inclined to give money to some stranger at a distance about whom I know nothing than to any of the dozens of heavily indebted students I see every day?

It's also nothing new and this is a lousy post.
posted by biffa at 1:05 AM on May 20, 2008

You are Dawn.
posted by meech at 1:12 AM on May 20, 2008

I presume this is a self-link? Flagged. Could be a good one for Vacapinta to kill!
posted by bystander at 1:16 AM on May 20, 2008

Scam, scammy, scam.
posted by waxpancake at 1:22 AM on May 20, 2008

From the blog:

I want to become debt free in the next month.

Her meds need adjusting.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:22 AM on May 20, 2008

I threw 5 bucks into her Pay Pal account as some inspiration though

I threw a flag into this post in an attempt to inspire you not to do this again.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:24 AM on May 20, 2008

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