Celebrities to take vow of Twitter silence

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  • A-listers have been leaving the social networking site in their droves in aid of World AIDS Day - find out how you can help and what the stars are up to, here.

    Some of Twitter’s most popular celebrities – including A-listers Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Hudson and Usher – have pledged to quit the social networking site in a high profile campaign to raise money for World AIDS Day.


    The Digital Life Sacrifice initiative has been organised by songstress Alicia Keys in aid of Keep a Child Alive – a charity linked to World AIDS Day – and has had stars all over Hollywood signing off from Facebook and Twitter.

    The iconic A-listers have all refused to update their glittering posts again until one million dollars (around £640,000) is raised by their followers for Aids charities, and – to prove they’re taking things seriously – will even be pictured in coffins to advertise their digital deaths.

    But don’t despair – they won’t be gone for good. You can buy them back by visiting buyalife.org, and donating some much-needed cash towards your favourite celeb. The sooner the money is raised, the sooner they’ll be back to their usual Tweeting habits, so start giving!

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    And it’s not just famous faces who can get involved in the campaign, either. The charitable Ms Keys is encouraging everyone to have a go, and sign off from Twitter, from tomorrow.

    ‘It just doesn’t have to be just because you’re a celebrity or something like that. It can be anybody,’ the new mum revealed.

    The stars’ digital silence begins on World AIDS Day, tomorrow.



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