Sorry, Lady Gaga: It looks like people can survive without your 140-character bursts that you post to Twitter. And though your 7.2 million followers have only been neglected for a day so far, they may be kept in the dark for much longer.
The global pop phenomenon was just one of the celebrities who pledged to stay off all social networking platforms until $1 million is raised for Alicia Keys’ AIDS charity, Keep a Child Alive. The fundraiser – which has been dubbed “Digital Death” and has a creepy coffin-laden ad campaign as ill-advised as the name suggests it would be – began yesterday, on World AIDS Day, but so far has only raised $161,000, with momentum slipping. At that rate, Gaga, Keys, Ryan Seacrest, Elijah Wood and all the other participants will be off Twitter for over a week – probably enough time to realize we never needed their updates in the first place.
But just in case you’re pining after these “dead” Twitter presences, we’ve got you covered! The Observer created a Twitter list of every celebrity that’s sworn it off. Now, you can watch and see when they start to break their silence – there’s no way they can wait until $1 million is actually raised, right?
You can visit the Keep A Child Alive site to donate to help fight AIDS in Africa and India (a good cause!) or to get these silly celebrities back microblogging (not that good of a cause!). Also, there are pictures of Ryan Seacrest in a coffin. Just saying.