Happy Earth Day — Social Media Style
Today, my friends Brad and Jon sent me this cute card in celebration of Earth Day.
Immediately, I thought about a cool experience I had this weekend. On Sunday, my dad rode in his 11th MS150. (To say I’m proud is an understandment)!
In order to participate, he had to raise at least $400. While this isn’t a large sum of money, I can imagine it was a bit akward asking our friends and family to donate during these tough economic times. To combat that, my friend Mike Boudreaux, an awesome product manager at Emerson, shared his story at the B2B Tweetup last Friday about how he used Twitter to raise funds for the 180-mile bike ride.
In less than 140 characters, Mike asks his followers for help:
They respond graciously!
In the end, Mike exceeded his goal.
Once again, social media saves the day. Plus, it’s really cool. I got to “follow” Mike throughout the ride on Sunday and cheer him on both in real life and in the Twittersphere.
Congrats to all the riders, who helped raise a significant amout of money for a great cause. You are truly inspirational.