August 2, 2011
If you follow us on twitter, maybe youâ€™ve heard a little bit about todayâ€™s #BTweetathon. Here at Building Tomorrow, weâ€™re serious about the cause for education and are dedicated to doing what it takes, whatever it takes, to ensure that one day every child has access to a safe and local school. So weâ€™ll be tweeting all day, from 9a.m. to 9p.m. about our cause, and more specifically about a video that our interns created.
The video is a fantasticâ€”we promise we’re not biasedâ€”cover of Salt-N-Pepaâ€™s â€œShoopâ€; a rap about why more people should get involved and help us build schools in Uganda. We chose this song because it happens to be a favorite of the great Ellen Degeneres, and we are using this video as a way to reach her and hopefully her nationwide audience as well!
Response to the video so far has been really encouraging, with endorsements from do-good blogs such as Tonic and 365give.Their support inspired us to recruit our own network to make a final push to gain Ellenâ€™s attention. Through this tweetathon, we hope to generate buzz around the video, and get people talking about & interested in Building Tomorrow.
To join the conversation you can search for #BTweetathon all day long. Please help us by tweeting at Ellen Degeneres (@TheEllenShow) and your followers about Building Tomorrow.
Weâ€™ve made it simple for you. You can just copy and paste one of these tweets (all under 140 characters) to show your support.
Or, feel free to join the discussion and share your own positive and creative thoughts on BT throughout the day. Weâ€™ll be sharing information about our schools and supporters, as well as discussing tweetathons & other social media campaigns in #MillennialChat from 3:30-4:30 p.m. (EST). We look forward to your support through participation and feedback!