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Would you let Al Gore borrow your Facebook and Twitter accounts?

Would you allow a third party access to your Facebook and/or Twitter account?

This has nothing at all to do with hardware or software but I'm still interested it what the readers of this blog make of it.

Would you allow a third party access to your Facebook and/or Twitter account? What if that third party was Al Gore and he wanted to send 'good cause' messages to your family, friends and followers?

This is what the Climate Reality Project - founded and chaired by Al Gore (Nobel Laureate and former Vice President of the United States, for those of you not keeping up with things) - want. The project is asking that people 'donate' their social media accounts for 24 hours so that climate change content can be posted to it over a period of 24 hours.

Starting a day before the event (Sept 13 Central Time) you grant us permission to post on your behalf. We will only post content relevant to 24 Hours of Reality and climate change, and we won't post more than a few times an hour. You'll still be able to tweet and use Facebook normally, and you can revoke our access anytime through your Facebook and Twitter settings. After September 15 (CT) we will stop posting any content on your Facebook or Twitter feed and you can revoke our access.

It seems that a lot of people have already signed up ...

So, what do you think? Is it a good idea? Will you be signing up? Is it just a way for an organization to spam people? Is it nothing more than slackivism? Will it just annoy people? I've got nothing against Al Gore, but I'm not letting him have access to my accounts!

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