As per reddit’s site-wide rules;
Don’t post personal information.
This extends to speculation over someone’s personal information – and of course, includes any accusations on the matter. While there’s obviously a large amount of interest in a mysterious figure who appears, and donates the equivalent of some people’s net income within a few hours, no users on this subreddit are permitted to take this as permission to start a hunt on discovering their identity.
Anonymity is considered one of your basic rights when using Reddit – and as much as I too am intrigued by Hood’s actions, it is HUGELY disrespectful to start attempting to witch-hunt/dox this user. If they wish to make any information on themselves available, they will do so. If they do not wish to make this information available, then it is our responsibility to accept, and respect their decision on this – whatever the reasons may be.
Anyone found to be breaking reddit site-wide rules will have their post deleted, and their account further reprimanded at the discretion of the mod team. In extreme cases, the user’s account will be reported to Reddit’s administrator teams. DO NOT Speculate on a user’s identity.
We will not be issuing any warnings on this before taking action – respect yourself, and your fellow shibes. Do not engage in attempting to track ANY user down.
$10,000 tweet puts Dogecoin fundraiser for clean water in Kenya over $30k goal
Posted: 16 March 2014
March 17, 2014 – NEW YORK A $10,000 tweet sent the Doge4Water fundraising campaign over its $30,000 goal and set a new standard for the impact of 140 characters. An anonymous Dogecoin philanthropist used twitter to tip 14 million Dogecoin, worth more than $11,000. The surprise tweet sent shockwaves through the Dogecoin reddit community, which had already made more than 4,000 donations totalling 26 million Dogecoin (equivalent to more than $20,000). The Doge4Water campaign benefits charity:water in celebration of World Water Day on March 22nd.
“This was one of the more inventive campaigns we’ve seen,”
said Paul Young, Director of Digital for charity:water.
“The Doge4Water campaign started with a tweet, harnessed the powerful Reddit community passionate about Dogecoin, and then hit its aggressive goal with a tweet that triggered a donation of Dogecoin worth over $10,000. 100% of the funds raised by the Dogecoin community, once converted into US dollars, will be used to bring clean water to people in need in Kenya through our local partner Action Against Hunger. We’re thankful for the support of the Shibes of the Dogecoin community… and all we can say is: WOW!”
The campaign was initiated by Eric Nakagawa, the co-founder of internet humor site ICanHasCheezburger and a member of the Dogecoin Foundation. Previous Dogecoin fundraisers have helped send the Jamaican bobsled team to the Sochi Olympics and funded service animals for children with disabilities.
“I’m really proud of the Dogecoin community for using the money they’ve made to change the lives of others instead of hoarding it,” said Dogecoin co-founder Jackson Palmer. “The first ever $10,000 tweet demonstrates the power of digital currency and social media to make the world a better place.” About Charity Water
Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren’t strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses. charity:water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
Find out more at:
www.charitywater.org About Dogecoin
Dogecoin is an online currency created as a light-hearted version of Bitcoin in December of 2013 by Jackson Palmer and Billy Markus. Much to their surprise the currency was quickly adopted by an incredibly passionate international community. Dogecoin is the second most popular online currency; only Bitcoin sees more transactions each day. Dogecoin is primarily used to buy and sell digital goods and to tip people on social media for the content they create. Tipping services like TipDoge on Twitter and Dogetipbot on Reddit allow social media users to seamlessly send digital cash to each other without fees or hassle.
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Let’s give our huge doge4water accomplishment some wings right now! Big news agencies that made the bobsled news echo across the internet and their direct contact pages. ( self.dogecoin)
4 hours ago by Cyrusisgiving shibe
Reposting this as it got buried very quickly last night. 🙂
The success of our community charity projects is thanks to
all of us and our unrelenting persistence to spread our generosity through this amazing coin. Big shout out to /u/savethemhood as well, amazing contribution.
Get this, for years to come, entire communities in Eastern Kenya will be drinking clean water by the way of the two drilling wells we’ve supplied through unwavering generosity. Much crazy.
We do need to reward our efforts though of course, especially for the sake of ÐOGE and the success of digital currencies. Here is a list of the online news agencies that helped spread the largest echo throughout the internet about our bobsled donation.
Please take 10 minutes of your time and send a small blurb to all of these news agencies about
doge4water and our accomplishment to supply fresh water in Tana, Kenya.
I submitted the Doge4Water news to Hacker News and it’s now on their front page ( self.dogecoin)
12 hours ago * by Barbatos_technician shibe
A few hours ago I submitted a link to the doge4water foundation on Hacker News and it’s now on their front page! If you’ve got an account here, please upvote for more visibility!
“40 Million Dogecoin (around $35k) raised to help provide water to people in need”
Cheers happy Shibes
EDIT: we’re now #1 on Hacker News, thank you! To the moon!
EDIT2: it has been edited by an admin of Hacker News and renamed to “Doge 4 Water”. derp