Underheard in New York: Listening to the Homeless Tweet

There are thousands of homeless people around the world, with no one to listen to their voices, share with them their dreams or sooth their fears…. This is why the “Underheard in New York” initiative began.

Idea & Objectives:

Underheard in New York is an initiative to help homeless New Yorkers speak for themselves through Twitter. “In a time when communication is all around us, we felt it was necessary to give a voice to the people who needed it most. Between Jan. 2009 and Jan. 2010 the total number of unsheltered individuals within New York City rose an estimated 34%.

Four homeless people — Danny (@putodanny), Derrick (@awitness2011), Albert (@albert814) and Carlos (@jessie550) — were given their own prepaid cell phone, a month of unlimited text messaging and a Twitter account.

The 4 Tweeting Homeless Men

The 4 Tweeting Homeless Men

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Facebook Shutting Down in March: Fact or Rumor?

Facebook's Zuckerberg!

Facebook's Zuckerberg!

Reporting from Weekly World News: Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will be shut down in March. Managing the site has become too stressful.

Facebook has gotten out of control,” said Zuckerberg in a press conference outside his Palo Alto office, “and the stress of managing this company has ruined my life. I need to put an end to all the madness.

Zuckerberg went on to explain that starting March 15th, users will no longer be able to access their Facebook accounts.

People’s Reactions:

The reactions to this unexpected news varied. Here are a few:

Facebook Cartoon Character Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

In order to try and fight violence against children all over the world, the campaign aimed at making people relive memories of their childhood by placing pictures of cartoon characters as their Facebook profile pictures.

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