Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wanted: Laughter

Last April, I blogged about a young man, Chase O'Bannon, who was just beginning his battle against Leukemia.

The latest round of treatment has been a bit rough, and Chase could use a boost to his spirit. Chemo-related conjunctivitis makes it difficult for Chase to open his eyes, so his mother came up with the idea of creating a VoiceThread, where people could leave funny stories to entertain her son.

Friends on Plurk, Twitter, and Facebook are spreading the word: adults and students are invited to leave a joke, the cornier the better, to brighten Chase's hospital stay.

Although the media is quick to label social networking participants as shallow or self-centered, there have been many instances when the power of the net has been used in a positive way.


Knock, knock.

Who's there.


Alla who?

Alla you who'd like to show some digital compassion.

Please visit Joker's Wild on VoiceThread to leave your contribution.

"Lira the music-clown" by Sara Björk

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