New York City, New York (WiredPRNews.com)- 100hourmoneybomb.com attempts to set the record for largest non-political money bomb ever. After the 100 hours are over (starting march 14, 16:00:00 UTC) the results will be proposed to the Guinness World book of Records as a new entry for ‘largest non-political money bomb’. Contributors have the possibility to leave a 20 character message on the website – with their donation – that will be seen by all the visitors. The top-100 contributors receive a fixed place on the website for savvy company’s or generous contributors that want their 20 character message visible at all times. To complete the record attempt with success 100hourmoneybomb.com states that: “Any contribution, small or large, are very welcome”. and that the pitch is to go viral “Stuff goes viral and 100hourmoneybomb.com is an exercise to do just that. If the twitter community picks this up there is a good change for success ”. And ending the statement with the evolution of the idea: “100hourmoneybomb.com started as a gimmick idea but after research and setting proper goals for the receivables there is a good chance to set the record and make the world a better place.”
After the bomb
The result will be proposed to the result to the Guinness World Book of Records. This website will be online until the end of May. On June the 1st this website will link to a portal where you can keep track of the stuff I’m planning to do and have done.
The owner of 100hourmoneybomb.com will remain anonymous until the $100.000 mark is passed. The owners name and picture will be published on the website after the milestone is reached. The following statement was released about the owners identity: “I can only tell you right now that I’m a 24 year old male with many ideas and skills but insufficient liquidity to accomplish several charitable and some commercial goals. $100k is good milestone to connect my personal information to the bomb, so please take up the challenge if you want!”
What is a Moneybomb?
Moneybomb is a neologism coined in 2007 to describe a fundraising effort over a brief fixed time period by dramatically increasing, concentrating, and publicizing fundraising activity during a specific hour or day. The effort combines traditional and Internet-based fundraising appeals focusing especially on viral advertising through online vehicles such as Twitter, Facebook, and online forums. Moneybombs have been used for grassroots fundraising and viral campaigns over the Internet by several presidential candidates in the United States. The moneybomb continues to emerge as an important tool to generate funds for specific goals.