Tuesday, December 07, 2010

"Some stars...were embarrassed that critics said it proves nobody cares about their Twitter presence"

Page Six: Alicia Keys, Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and Ryan Seacrest withdrew from "social media until they raised a $1 million for the charity.... But it took longer than expected, and insiders say the celebs became frustrated....the organization expected to raise the $1 million in a week. But by yesterday, after six days, it had taken in only about $450,000. Stars including Kim Kardashian, who can earn about $10,000 a tweet, started getting itchy fingers. One source blamed servers that crashed for 12 hours on the first night for the slow-paced donations. Others blamed lack of promotion and overestimating the participants' Twitter power."

Finally a donor stepped up with $500,000 to meet the goal and restore celebrity power to Twitter.

I cannot stop laughing.

1 comment:

nadinao said...

I wrote about this too; I figured that it was a really dumb dressing room fit rather than an actual charity campaign. A bunch of rich people that just went "IM NOT TWEETING UNTIL YOU SAVE THE CHILDREN!! WAAH!" and it was so stupid; they didn't even plug it on tv or anything.