Clicks For Bricks & How it all began So last year I blogged about the awesome campaign that they are running over at Prperty24.com and so I get sent this little informative spiel about how things got started and what they have in store for us this year. Take a look and get those clicks going peeps! In May 2011, Property24.com embarked on the Clicks for Bricks Challenge. The goal was to involve our Facebook community in building a house for a family in need and raising awareness for Habitat for Humanity and the housing shortage in South Africa. By teaming up with Habitat for Humanity, Property24.com pledged to donate R5 towards the building of a home for a family in need for every “Like” on the Property24.com Facebook page. The fans were kept up to date with the Challenge’s progress through a fun and interactive application on the page illustrating the stages of a house being built.
In September 2011, with the help of 18 200 Facebook fans, Property24.com had raised R91 000 – the cost of building a home. The next step was recruiting colleagues and fans to join the Property24.com team in Mfuleni to build the real house and 5 days later, the key was handed over to a very deserving new homeowner, Zodwa Regina (meet Zodwa here: http://bit.ly/GYa3iV).
What’s happening in 2012? “Click to add your brick”
This year, the Challenge is being run on two platforms: Property24.com’s Facebook page and a microsite (www.clicksforbricks.co.za) built specifically for this campaign. With a goal of reaching 20 000 clicks, every “Like” of Property24.com’s Facebook page, “Recommending” of it on your Facebook wall or “Sending” of the message to a friend on Facebook, will contribute to reaching the target. Once the goal of 20 000 clicks is reached, the house will be built. This year, we wanted to focus on sharing Habitat for Humanity’s message and showing our support for the work that they do.
Tonight I bring you a blog post slightly different from the norm. I haven’t blogged a free thought in quite some time but I wanted to open up the debate again that has done the rounds for years already, and that is the discussion about freedom of speech while using social media.
I have been online since before I was 10, so I have over 10 years’ experience in chatting online and watching loads of people say things before they have thought it through and for that statement of stupidity/prejudice/whatever be stuck in the realms of the internet for ever more.
Tonight I came across a particularly stupid statement on Facebook with regards to politics. No it was not racist or anything of the like, but it was meant to be provocative and outlandish, only for a clear lack of thought of what was actually mean to be said to ruin the entire show. I won’t name any names or point fingers at anything like a lack of education or intelligence, but rather just look at the simple fact that they didn’t step back for 10 seconds to read what they were about to post and think about it before sitting the submit button.
Seriously, with the level of openness that the internet brings these days, it is vital that you take a step back and think before speaking. I think a lot of teenagers especially don’t do this and this is one simple action that you should take through life that can save a lot of grief and trouble from being born.
Think before you use the openness of Facebook to splurge to your “massive” audience. Freedom of speech is a right but it comes with a big responsibility to your fellow human being.
I am not going to even try and explain what this is or the possible implications of this discovery, but I found a nice video that it explains it quite well. It is long at almost 8 minutes, but you will be able to look like the uber smart scientist this weekend while chatting about it.
What do you think of all of this? A particle that provides mass is quite something.
So what does it feel like to fly over Earth? I came across this amazing video the other day and I have actually watched it a bunch of times. It is quite amazeballs and should leave you gasping for breath like that curry made you do last night.
What a beeeyoutiful time lapse of earth at night! I love the bit at the end when the sun starts to come up and you are like, “Oh my God, my EYES! BLINDED!”