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Share - enable java in your browser Written on November 15th, 2012 by | 72 Comments

Calling Social Media Helpline

Ok maybe that was dramatic. But at least I got your attention. This has been one of those weeks running from one emergency to the next. First it was a trip to the hospital. Then I had to help a neighbor break into their home because the front door had jammed. Then my daughter’s friend suffered a traumatic experience and needed help. Then our freezer died and hundreds of dollars of food had to be hastily cooked, eaten or given away.Sigh! What could be next? Well it got worse. This is something that really got to me. An online friend who belongs to our Twitter hashtag group AWEtalk opened up to me and it really tugged at my heart strings. Instead of me trying to summarize what she said, I think her own words say it best in a message that she sent to a friend recently:

Upon the request of this person I have removed this portion of the post.

It doesn’t get more real than that. And if this doesn’t tug at your heart then you are made of stone.

Please note this person has never asked me for help. We just became online friends and she opened up to me.

I was struggling with what to do. Offering mere words of encouragement to her seemed hollow. Staring at the very real possibility of homelessness at a time of year when the rest of us are celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas is unthinkable.

She needs REAL help.

Then it occurred to me that our Twitter group might be willing to help. I immediately contacted Margie at AWEtalk and told her of the situation. I asked her what she thought of the idea about contacting our group for help. Being the kind person that she is Margie didn’t hesitate and was all for it. So tonight our group is going to discuss how best we can help our friend.

Won’t you please join us for a SPECIAL AWEtalk Twitter Chat this Friday, November 16th at 9pm est? Let’s see what REAL social media in action can do.

See you there.

If you would like to make a contribution to help this person out then please click on the link.


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  1. This is a story that begs to be aired, shared and I for one, thank you for bringing it to my attention.

    what a terrible set of circumstances that has been created to cause so many problems, but I am sorry to say, this is not a new kind of story.

    I hope people will help and do as they can to give suggestions or ways to help this person

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    Reply by: Blog Bloke at 5:33 pm said...

    See you there Diane.

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  2. Hey BB, I’ve got some thoughts on her situation that I’d like to discuss with you in private. Could I email you my Skype address? I really want to help out. :)

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    Reply by: Blog Bloke at 2:36 pm said...

    Thanks for wanting to help but we have no secrets here and please share your thoughts with the collective so that we can all benefit. Thank you.

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  3. I am sorry to have missed this important chat~ I made a donation..hopefully it will help. If the person lives in Seattle area, please let me know.. I will try to find someone to help with a place to stay..My heart goes out to this person and hugs for healing too! Everyone in this media group is awesome! Glad you let me connect with you!

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    Reply by: Blog Bloke at 9:02 am said...

    Hi Diane. That’s very sweet of of you and on behalf of the person thank you very much.

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  4. I think its great that you are bringing attention to this, while I wasn’t able to make it to the online event, know that I think what you are doing is a great service that we need these days!

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