I am at BlogWorld Expo 2009 in Las Vegas. Yesterday at the keynote address of BWE09 a campaign started at 9am or so to send out the largest social media mass message ever #beatcancer via Twitter, Facebook, and blogs.
For every mention of the hashtag #beatcancer in a social media platform over 24 hours there will be a donation from eBay/PayPal and MillerCoors to cancer research. This is also a campaign approved by Guinness World Records for a world record entry as the largest social media mass message ever.
I remember those days in grade school back in the 1960s when I always had an annual edition of the Guinness Book of World Records and read the various entries. I actually haven’t seen the book in a number of years.
So if you ever wanted to be part of a world record there are still a couple of hours left to contribute your share to the effort for the largest social media mass message ever –
Post on Twitter, post on Facebook, post a blog using #beatcancer to be part of the world record attempt.
Here is a blog post on the topic from another blogger with far more details:
And I’m off to the Las Vegas Convention Center for a full Saturday session @BlogWorld2009.
You know we can if we give it our concentrated effort.
October 24, 2009 Update:
#BeatCancer set the Guinness World Record with 209,771 total mentions on Twitter, Facebook, and blog posts.