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'Five minutes of silence for Haiti' goes viral on Facebook... and fails on so many levels

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http://www.downloadsquad.com – As I write this, there's a viral Facebook status message sweeping across profiles all over the world. It's even been translated into Spanish! The premise? At 9pm, five minutes of silence for the victims of the Haitian earthquake will take place on Facebook. Yes, it's as ambiguous as you think it is. 9pm when? Where? What DAY?! Am I meant to observe the five minutes of silence at 9pm in whatever timezone I might be? What if this thing spreads really slowly and people start holding five minutes of respectful silence next week... or next month? Worst-case scenario, 9pm's already passed you by and you've missed your chance to show your condolences. I think, if you're on the US west coast, you can still do it. Or if you're in Hawaii. If you're wondering, 'Facebook silence' means you can't update your status or comment on any photos for five minutes. In fact, you can just step away from your computer for five minutes. Because somehow that's going to save lives in Haiti. WHO ARE YOU KIDDING YOU WINDOW-LICKING, BACKWARDS, ASS-THUMPING APES? Go and donate some damn money! Share tweetmeme_url = 'http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/01/18/five-minutes-of-silence-for-haiti-goes-viral-on-facebook-an'; tweetmeme_source='DownloadSquad'; tweetmeme_style = 'compact'; 'Five minutes of silence for Haiti' goes viral on Facebook... and fails on so many levels originally appeared on Download Squad on Mon, 18 Jan 2010 22:18:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments (General)