Movember, Day 19: Mo'cial Networking

Or, how to be angry at Facebook while having an awesome Mo’


For shame, Facebook. For shame. Out of 176 “friends”, exactly six of you have sponsored the world’s finest Mo’…
It’s time to get indignant. Properly, seriously indignant. Not at the wonderful folks who have donated, and are currently ensuring that I’m currently the #1,208 placed fundraiser, because clearly those folks are wonderful, engaging, witty and intelligent people. It’s the other 170 of you that I’m talking to.
Look at it this way. Last year, the odds are that you went out to a Movie. Once you factor in parking, popcorn, petrol and a choc-top afterwards, you’re probably not looking at too much change out of $30. In some places, not much out of $50. And chances are, what with the quality of most of Hollywood’s output in recent years, that the movie was crap. You walked away with nothing to show for your $30.
Whereas, if all 170 of you donated a mere $30 each, that’d add more than FIVE GRAND to the pot. It would also catapult me up the rankings, although there’s a ton of work to be done to overtake the current leading team, which has more than $61,000 in donations already. Although nothing’s impossible if you dig really deep, and it’s worth noting that the captain of the PWC team is also called Alex. There’s something significant there, I’m sure.
You can donate your $30 (or more — don’t forget the money you might have wasted on the DVD, Blu-Ray or Soundtrack CD) so simply, my felllow Facebookers. Facebookers? Facebooki? Facebookereenies? Nah, that last one’s way too Ned Flanders. Although he does have a fine Mo’ too..
Anyway, you can either click this link:
https://www.movember.com/au/donate/donate-details.php?action=sponsorlink&rego=1475081&country=au
and donate online using your credit card or PayPal account, or
Write a cheque payable to ‘Movember Foundation’, referencing my Registration Number 1475081 and mail it to:
Movember Foundation
PO Box 292
Prahran VIC 3181

Those who see me in person are welcome to throw money my way.
Remember, all donations over $2 are tax deductible, and none of the money is spent wasting any celluloid on Paris Hilton. And that’s a rock solid PROMISE.

About the author

Alex Kidman is a multi-award winning Australian technology writer, former editor at Gizmodo, CNET, GameSpot, ZDNet, PC Mag, APC, Finder and as a contributor to the ABC, SMH, AFR, Courier Mail, GadgetGuy, PC & Tech Authority, Atomic and many more. He's been writing professionally since 1998, and his passions include technology, social issues, education, retro gaming and professional wrestling.

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