When the Internet is Really Cool

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Someone people have jumped on the bandwagon to criticize this viral movement of people accepting a challenge from someone to dump a bucket of ice water on their head or donate a named amount to an ALS charity. After they dump ice water on their heads, they get to challenge three others and name the amount they must donate should they fail the challenge.

Folks, I can a be pretty negative person who tends to criticize a lot, but people who criticize this are nothing but parsimonious killjoys. Yes, it’s silly, but it raises awareness and money in new and engaging way. It’s funny, and most importantly it harms NO ONE.

I think it is awesome; a really nice thing to do and a really fun way to do it.

Some YouTube vids of people doing the challenge.

The latest to hit the ‘net this morning: Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg

Perhaps the most dramatic: Canadian ice hockey player Paul Bisonette

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s