When Twitter can be inspirational…

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There are times when the power of Twitter & Facebook still amazes me.

Earlier today it was revealed that Chris Sievey (the creator of cult comedy act Frank Sidebottom) who died earlier this week, had not left much money behind & it was highly likely he would need a “pauper’s funeral”.

Very quickly, ordinary fans set up a paypal account and using Twitter and Facebook to spread the word, ordinary fans donated over £6000 in only 4 or 5 hours.  I found the speed of events breathtaking, and genuinely inspiring that so many people could reach into their pockets in tribute to a man who many won’t have met, spoken to, or even seen his face.

It’s nice to know there are so many kind-hearted people out there & wonderful to see another example of how social networks can be used in a positive, inspirational way.

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