Tweepin' at 20k

Tweepin' at 20k

Tweepin' at 20k

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Aug. 31 2009 12:18 PM

Tweepin' at 20k


Phil Plait Phil Plait

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

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As of this moment, I have 19,910 people following me on Twitter. I expect that'll top 20,000 today or tomorrow.

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First, Holy Haleakala! Wow.

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Second, as you may know I am the President of the James Randi Educational Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading the word about skepticism and critical thinking. You can follow the JREF on Twitter, too.

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As it happens, JREF has almost 2000 followers, so the synchronicity is too much to resist. So, when my BadAstronomer account reaches 20,000 tweeps, I will donate $200 to the JREF. It just seems like the right thing to do, since the JREF gets most of its operating costs through donations. When I donate the money I'll do it through the JREF donation page. I also set up Twitpay for the JREF, so anyone on Twitter can follow suit quickly and easily if you're signed up for it.

I'm just sayin'.