Alicia Keys' Keep A Child Alive foundation, which raises money to help treat AIDS victims in Africa and India, as well as caring for orphans whose parents have died from the disease, started a campaign on December 1st (World AIDS Day) known as "Digital Death."
Essentially, popular celebrities shut down their facebooks, twitters, and other social networking accounts starting on December 1st. They asked fans to donate to the foundation to "bring them back to life." The goal of $1,000,000 was reached within days. Participating celebrities included Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Ryan Seacrest, Usher, Justin Timberlake, and Kim and Khloe Kardashian.
This not only demonstrates how technology affects our relationships (we are much more involved in each others lives than we ever were before, especially the lives of celebrities, who constantly post updates for their fans), but also shows how the internet can be used as a tool to save lives.
For more information on the Digital Death Campaign, click here.
A link to the charity was provided above.