One man is communicating solely through social media for an entire month to help raise money for cancer research.
Clark Harris, also known as @SilentClark, wanted to see if it was possible to use "social media to more effectively raise money and create awareness for a cause online versus traditional methods," according to his website SocialMediaExperiment.com.
Harris would like to raise $100,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Harris lost his mother to Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in February 2009. He also has a brother who is a cancer survivor, however, the disease has left its mark. His brother can no longer use his dominant hand and has chronic pain in his arm.
According to Harris's self-imposed rules, he can only communicate via Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, YouTube, Flickr, and Google Chat. Email, talking, writing, text messaging and use of sign language are not allowed. However, yes or no questions can be answered by nodding head.
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