Celebs Donate Twitter Accounts To Impoverished Countries

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Apparently, we can now donate our social media accounts to help the less fortunate.

The United Nations is making a big push to bring awareness to developing nations these days. Acting under the hashtag #ShareHumanity in the buildup to World Humanitarian Day on Aug. 19, social media types can donate their Twitter accounts temporarily to help tell the stories of 3rd-world nationals.

From refugees to peasant farmers, the social media accounts are taken over by people for whom survival is a daily challenge. With harrowing accounts of brutality and oppression, we get an eye-opening view of what it means to live on the other side of the world — in places we perhaps don’t concern ourselves with until something truly devastating happens. Celebs like singers Cody Simpson and Leona Lewis and model/actress Shay Mitchell have surrendered their accounts so that awareness can be raised to the everyday horrors of these people in strife.

The posts that have come out so far have been simple and yet enormously powerful:

And that’s just one story out of many that have been told. Perhaps the best part of all of this is that you don’t have to be a celebrity to temporarily donate your account — anyone can do it!

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In fact, to raise awareness for this powerful cause, I donated my own account:

Okay, so not really. But it is a fantastic cause and even stupid jokes raise some sort of awareness, so don’t call me too evil. Be sure to go to the ShareHumanity site for more details about raising your own awareness.

 

And share this with everyone you know … and even people you don’t!

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