How twitter was used by thousands to hunt down this man with a hashtag #FindDancingMan
Sometimes when I browse my social media timeline I shake my head in disbelief as I watch the world going south and there is no longer any hope for humanity. Stories like our 4th highest paid president and his R230 million home-improvement-project who is doing a bang-up job in our country, or story about Vuyo Mvoko getting muggd in full view of the rolling camera.
Stop this ride. I want to get off.
I then saw a a story about a man who was hunted down by 2000 woman. Here we go. What has he done ?
This picture was posted online on 4Chan which is an image-based bulletin board along with the caption “Spotted this specimen trying to dance the other week. He stopped when he saw us laughing.”
The image clearly shows a highly embarrassed man who was just bullied into stopping…
A Twitter user Cassandra Fairbanks started a Twitter campaign to try to find this guy and tweeted this tweet to her followers:
A hashtag #FindDancingMan started trending as Twitter users joined in the search and within a couple of days this twitter account was created Dancing Man Found.
Cassandra issued this invitation:
Of course the Dancing Man accepted and is due to fly in to Los Angeles in the next couple of weeks and the trip wont cost him anything as a Go Fund Me page was created to raise money for this massive Dance Party and associated expenses. At the time of posting this, 2258 people have donated $40 089 smashing the initial target of $20 000. Messages flooded the site with personal stories and offers of support and encouragement.
But Twitter-vese wasn’t done. As these tweets started to pour in too and the party venue and travel expenses are also fully covered:
But wait there is more – check out he celebs who are getting in on the action too. Pharrell Williams has offered to DJ the party for free and posted this message:
Other celebs also tweeted:
And what does Dancing Man have to say about all of this:
UPDATE 24 May 2015: All’s well that ends well ! Dancing Man got his huge party and danced the night away – check out the full info on : http://mashable.com/2015/05/24/dancing-man-hollywood-party/
Thanks Tanya for the link 🙂