If you had told me a week ago that a very good part of my social network was going to pour ice water over their heads and pay $100 I wouldn’t have believed it.
It just goes to show that the future is full of twists and turns and although we can take good guesses about what will come we will never really know and continually be surprised.
As for my thoughts on this strange social networking anomaly? Well, I hadn’t even heard of ALS a few days ago and doubt most others had has well. Yet, everyone now not only gives a donation to this charity but pours cold water over their heads to boot!
I comment ALS for this stroke of genius and giving to charity is always a noble act.
I would say however that ALS is not the only charity out there and there are thousands of well deserving charities that also need money. As for the friends pouring water over their heads? This is the first time in the history of Facebook where people are actually posting videos of themselves. I believe it was the first video posted ever for about 90% of my friends. I guess it is kind of fun challenging your friends to do something silly and then actually having them do it especially when you don’t see them often or, ever. Helps keep the social ties intact what have you.
Unfortunately, I cannot pour a bucket of water over my head. I cannot do it because I’ve become a natural contrarian, a person who doesn’t like following the crowd. This event has already become too popular for my tastes. As for the charitable aspect it would seem ALS is doing just fine in terms of donations at the moment and I’ve already written a few checks to other charities this year and didn’t even have to pour water over my head. Or perhaps, I’m just feeling grumpy at the moment.