Surrender your twitter account to raise Tourette awareness
By Alex Judd on Thursday, June 20, 2013
Most people are careful with what they post on twitter, often more so than in real life. Although the ability to control what you say doesn’t account for everybody – particularly those who suffer from Tourette Syndrome.
To raise awareness of this, the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada has set up “Surrender Your Say” – an application that, with your permission, takes over your twitter account and posts as you for 24 hours.
Once you’ve relinquished control of your feed, they can and will post anything under your name – and although the tweets may look like nonsense – each is inspired by a real “tic” (an involuntary vocal outburst), so you can truly experience what it’s like to have Tourette Syndrome in online form.
I joined the 6,523 people that have surrendered so far, resulting in the below:
Shocking isn’t it? But that’s the point – and with the campaign reaching nearly 3million people already, the awareness driving results will speak for themselves.
Brave enough to try it yourself? Click the link here: http://www.surrenderyoursay.com/#landing