Friday, April 24, 2009

Hugh Jackman Makes $100,00 Donation Using Twitter

On April 14, Hugh Jackman (aka @RealHughJackman) announced on Twitter, a microblogging social network, that he would donate $100,000 to a nonprofit organization based on recommendations written in 140 characters, the character limit for a single post on Twitter.

Today, after going through thousands of entries with his wife, actress Deb Lee Furness, he announced the two winners who will split the donation (he wasn't able to decide between the two):

charity : water, a nonprofit that brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.

Operation of Hope, a nonprofit whose all-volunteer medical team donates surgeries to children in developing countries born with facial deformities.

While announcing the winners on Ryan Seacrest's radio show today, Jackman said,

"It's amazing to me that Twitter has now become a way for people to start talking about things that are really important to them and making a difference."
Seacrest responded,

"It started out a toy, as this little thing you do for fun, and then you realize the power that it has if you can do some good with it."
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What are you favorite ways that people are doing good with Twitter?

Related posts

Hugh Jackman Splits $100,000 Between Two Charities by Sadao on Ryan Seacrest's blog, What's Happening. You can listen to the whole radio interview on this post.

Twitter on the Radio: Hugh Jackman Reveals $100K Charity Donation by Pete Cashmore on Mashable.

Hugh Jackman Chooses Winning Charities For $100K Twitter Donation by Michael Andre d'Estries on Ecorazzi.

Britt Bravo is a Big Vision ConsultantCross-posted from BlogHer.com.

2 comments:

  1. Wow - I never realized the power of Twitter before reading this post! I'm glad Hugh Jackman donated to a clean water nonprofit - I think that's very important - especially for developing countries.

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  2. Wow! I need to start using twitter more.

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