The f–king Internet keeps coming up with cool new ways to help charity. This time, SwearJar will get you to pay every time you use a curse word on Twitter.
By signing up with SwearJar, users pledge to donate £1 (about $1.55) or any other value you want to enter, every time they swear. The site will then track how often you swear in tweets and tells you which cuss words you use most. At the end of the week it then sends you a link asking you to pay up.
The site obviously doesn’t take itself too seriously since it also asks users to start tweeting swear words to up their suggested donations. SwearJar is focused on the famine in East Africa with donations going to help UNICEF’s efforts in the region.
While SwearJar might be a folksy take on the old-school swear jars, the issues it’s trying to fix are serious. The UN reports that a child dies every six minutes in East Africa with 12 million people seriously at risk.
SwearJar was built by a crew of organizations but it is nested under the 50/50 Good project, a coalition of nearly 50 different digital projects that pool resources and funding to help fight the famine in Africa.
For anyone who wants to get some sh_t done, the rules are simple:
1. For frickety-frick’s sake, don’t swear if your followers will be offended.
2. It’s £1 per swear (or whatever you can afford).
3. The retweeter pays for retweeted swears (not the original tweeter).
Can a novel idea like SwearJar fight the famine? How often do you swear online? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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