I have work to do, and I #blamedrewscancer.
That make no sense to you? That’s okay, we’ll clear it up for you.
On May 20th, 2009,Â Drew Olanoff, a well known name in the social media scene, was diagnosed with stage 3Â Hodgkinâ€™s Lymphoma. Â While most people would view this as a horror, Mr. Olanoff decided to blame everything in his life on his cancer:Â Losing his keys, misplacing his wallet, Twitter being slow, the Phillies losing, etc
Well, after a while, he got the idea that everyone should blame his cancer for everything. Â Being a savvy social media guy, he launched a site called BlameDrewsCancer.com. Â The site takes every Tweet posted on Twitter with the hashtag #blamedrewscancer and posts it for all to see. Â In case you don’t know how hashtags work, your message would appear like this:
I #BlameDrewsCancer for losing my keys this morning
The hopes are that Mr. Olanoff will be able to get corporate sponsers to make donations based on the number of Tweets that show up with this hashtag, but even if that doesn’t happen, what does it hurt to use it? Â It costs you nothing, it makes Mr. Olanoff laugh in the process and you get to blame something for all of your woes in life.
All of us at StarterTech wish him the best of luck in his battle with cancer, and we are sure he will be able to beat it, and until he does, we #blamedrewscancer for EVERYTHING.