Using FB to create awareness

So today was a field day for anyone and everyone on Facebook! What with someone starting a meme about creating awareness for breast cancer.

I personally do not have any problem with this. It was quite a lot of fun while it lasted. But, I do not know how much this helped create awareness amongst the educated females between the age of 15 and 40 who usually use facebook regularly who are already supposed to know. I just hope it helped the cause more than it helped the guys. Not a bad idea for sure.

In fact, I would like to take this idea further and create awareness of a more serious problem. This might not kill a lot of people, but it can sure cause a lot of pain in the ass – quite literally. I am talking about digestive problems. So, all guys will now post the last thing that they ate or are currently eating as their FB status.

I know you would be saying that I am trying to make a joke out of a serious effort to create some awareness for a serious illness. But, am I not also creating awareness by making fun of it. If awareness is all that needs to be created, then this surely could have been executed in a better way! Instead of just telling people about the color of your undergarment, why not also post a link to a site which talks about breast cancer? I mean, it takes a lot of effort to post the color of your undergarment to your 300 odd friends. It is a personal thing of course. But now that people have done it, why be so discreet about the whole thing? I think everyone should have posted nothing but ‘Breast Cancer’ with a link! It is much less fun, but it surely will work better!

Ohh and finally, here is my effort to create awareness. Visit this link to know more about this serious illness. You don’t need to disclose anything to me.
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One thought on “Using FB to create awareness

  1. Sonia says:

    I kinda disagree. A topic as sensitive as this is almost a taboo..its hardly ever discussed..no one believes they re susceptible to the disease. This exercise on fb today generated more buzz than one could ve ever imagined and am sure it would ve led to some serious discussions, encouraged atleast some women to go and find out more about the disease and has helped create awareness about the disease. You may post a link to a site about breast cancer, but how many people do you think will open that link or once opened, read the link. How many people will post such a link. Something as light hearted as what was carried out today must have created more or atleast equal awareness as your suggestion would have..

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