Best Tweets on #IceBucketChallenge
Lets begin by saying, we love the Ice Bucket Challenge or ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Everyone now knows that this actvtivty involves dumping a bucket of ice water on one’s head or donating to the ALS Association in the United States. The challenge dares nominated participants to have a bucket of ice water poured on their head. One common stipulation gives 24 hours from the time they are nominated to complete the dare; otherwise, the participant is asked to donate money to charity.
According to the New York Times, the “Ice Bucket Challenge” has lit social media on fire, raising both money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. About 30,000 Americans now have the disease, which attacks nerve cells and ultimately leads to total paralysis, though the mind remains sharp. Life expectancy is typically two to five years from the time of diagnosis.
People have shared more than 1.2 million videos on Facebook between June 1 and Aug. 13 and mentioned the phenomenon more than 2.2 million times on Twitter since July 29, according to those sites. Donations to the ALS Association have spiked. As of Sunday, the association said it had received $13.3 million in donations since July 29, compared with $1.7 million during the same period last year. It said there were about 260,000 new donors. (With a spate of celebrities and business executives joining in over the past few days and pledging contributions, that number is expected to rise.) Continue reading the main story
While the campaign is for a good cause, some have taken it to another level on Twitter. Here is our best pick on the #IceBucketChallenge;