Can @Sree go a day without Twitter and Facebook? Maybe for charity! Donate to silence Sree!
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Columbia’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is raising donations for a scholarship fund that will be awarded to one or several students enrolled in the incoming class. We hope this new tradition will continue long after the Class of 2012 graduates.
The real cause? Getting Sree to stop Tweeting (and Facebooking, Posterousing, Pininteresting, and FourSquaring) for a day. Here’s how last year’s class raised money and kept Sree silent.
The goal is 200 people. The percentage of 200 that donates will correspond to the amount of time Sree will be silenced. (Maximum one day. Communication is kind of his job!) If 200 people give, then Sree is off for a day. If only 20 people reach in their pockets, then he isn’t staying off that long, about 2.5 hours.
1 dollar in person contributes to silencing Sree. There is a 5 dollar minimum if you donate online.
Look out for the donation link and the hashtag #silencesree
This fundraiser is open to people outside of the journalism school, so spread the word about Wednesday May 2nd!
There is a 5 dollar minimum if you donate online. There is no minimum donating in person to a box that will be around the Stabile Student Center! Look out for it!
Questions, comments or concerns?
Contact Raisa Zaidi at @raisazaidi or via email at raisazaidi [at] gmail.com