Hoards of celebrities have vowed to boycott Twitter until $1 million has been raised for the Keep a Child Alive charity.
High profile Twitterers such as Lady GaGa and Usher have agreed to cease using all social media including Facebook and Twitter, until the target sum has been reached.
Fellow celebrity, Alicia Keyes, has been the driving force behind the social network embargo as she is an ambassador for the children’s charity and put her good connections to great use in persuading famous faces to down laptops for the charity fundraising event.
The Twitter blackout, dubbed Digital Life Sacrifice, will start from December 1st, which is World AIDS Day. The celebs taking part have even signed up to an advertising campaign where they agreed to pose in coffins to depict an end to the digital lives, and also last tweet and testament videos starring the famous faces to further raise awareness of the cause.
Once the $1 million (approximately £640,000) has been reached from charitable donations, the ban will be lifted and the celebrities will be free to return to their tweeting and status updating ways.
If you’re not an Oscar winning actress or a music superstar, don’t despair, all social media users are being encouraged to join in on the Twitter and Facebook blackout to help raise money for the Keep a Child Alive as part of World AIDS Day.