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#freedomoftweet transforms your tweet into a bird song

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 6-11-2014 20:30 | Category: Human rights


The freedom to tweet is not for everyone. As for the people in China, Iran and North Korea.
Reporters without Borders Belgium came up with a solution. They let birds sing the tweets with #FREEDOMOFTWEET.

Functionally it is rather useless, but that isn’t the intention. The twitter bird sings an appealing song about freedom of speech that is fun to share.
Like this relevant song.

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Freedom of tweets

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 24-03-2014 21:00 | Category: Human rights

Reporter hone Grenzen: Freedom of tweets

This is the response from the German Reporter ohne Grenzen (Reporters Without Borders) on the Turkish Twitter ban.
Clear message, nothing to add.

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Today, in bad #Pinkverts ideas: The #tweetingbra

Posted by Tom Megginson | 24-10-2013 16:43 | Category: Pinkverts

The Tweeting Bra, Nestlé Fitness

Oh, dear. Ogilvy Athens has developed a stunt for Nestlé Fitness called “The Tweeting Bra”:

A special mechanism is hidden under the hook of our tweeting bra. Every time our bra is unhooked, it sends a signal to a cell phone, the cell phone notifies a server, and the server generates the tweet… as simple as that!

But why?

It’s the first and only bra that tweets with a mission to remind you one thing you should never forget: your monthly breast self exam!

Who on Earth would wear such a thing?!?

Maria Bacodimou (@mariabacodimou), one of the most popular TV presenters in Greece, has very willingly joined our mission and will be wearing a tweeting bra for two weeks. Every time Maria unhooks the bra it will automatically post a tweet.

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#HomelessTurkey tweets feed turkeys & people alike

Posted by Claire | 10-10-2013 22:00 | Category: Homelessness

Thanksgiving is a natural opportunity for turkey-related charitable campaigns, and here’s the latest project to gobble-up Twitter’s attention: Toronto’s Good Shepherd Ministries & creative agency BlackJet Inc. have launched the #HomelessTurkey campaign to coincide with Canadian Thanksgiving (October 14) .


Every use of the #HomelessTurkey hashtag on Twitter from October 9 to 11th will prompt a seed-dispenser to release tasty chow to three turkeys at a farm in South-Central Ontario. The trough is controlled by a USB relay searching Twitter for instances of the hashtag.

Don’t worry – These turkeys are not being fattened up for feasting, they’ve been spared from Thanksgiving slaughter. You can watch the turkeys chow down on the livestream here: www.homelessturkey.com

For every 1000 tweets of #HomelessTurkey, 10 turkeys will be donated by an anonymous sponsor to help Good Shepherd feed over 1500 guests for Thanksgiving dinner.


A pop-up video display at Queen & Soho St. in Toronto helps promote the hashtag, with a street team from the Ministry on hand for public outreach. There’s also some cute tweet support happening from @GoodshepherdTO:

After the first 24hours of the campaign the feed bowl is overflowing! What happens to these birds after they’re no longer internet stars? They’re off to a petting zoo for “turkey retirement”.

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Commander Chris Hadfield: Making space (and Canada) cool again

Posted by Tom Megginson | 13-05-2013 14:15 | Academy | Category: Social Media


This evening (Eastern Standard Time), Canadian Space Agency astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield will return to Earth after five months orbiting our planet in the International Space Station — eventually serving as commander of the mission.

At 53, Commander Hadfield is a veteran astronaut, having been in space previously to work on the construction of the ISS in 2001 (which included a 14-hour space walk) and on the Space Shuttle in 1995. But this mission, which is likely Commander Hadfield’s last, has had a particular influence on public perception of space and science because of his social media activity.

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Censored Tweet

Posted by Armando Alves | 24-02-2013 01:01 | Category: Human rights

The social network so central in the Arab Spring is now the creative field for a new campaign by Amnesty International Brazil.


At http://tweetcensurado.com.br, some of your 140 characters are turned into black stripes, which when shared remind our followers how freedom of speech has been a battle for the past 50 years.

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First World Problems read by Third World People

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 29-01-2013 20:15 | Category: Developing World

Water is Life - First World Problems read by Third World People

We’ve seen this idea before with Africa For Norway. Rotation of reality. And I love it.
This ad campaign from charitable organization Water is Life features Haitian children and adults reading the everyday gripes and minor irritations first world citizens post on Twitter with the popular #FirstWorldProblems hashtag.
The spot is meant to raise awareness of the nonprofit’s efforts to provide clean drinking water in countries like India and Haiti.

Agency DDB New York and a film crew travelled to Haiti to film a variety of locals reading aloud a series of #FirstWorldProblem tweets and providing brief commentary on the Twitter users’ “struggles.” Each resulting response video was tweeted to the original #FirstWorldProblems author with a simple call to action: Donate to help solve real problems.

Hat tip Daniel Chong.

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