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Journalists Criticize Woman For Live-Tweeting Her Cancer Experience, Incur Internet Wrath

Journalists Criticize Woman For Live-Tweeting Her Cancer Experience, Incur Internet Wrath

Husband and wife journalists Bill Keller of the New York Times and Emma Keller of the Guardian published recent opinion pieces that took issue with one Lisa Bonchek Adams, a sufferer of stage 4 breast cancer who has been tweeting and blogging about her experience with the illness.

Both articles questioned Adams’s “decision to live her cancer onstage,” as Bill Keller puts it. Twitter’s, and the Internet’s at large, response to the Kellers? How dare you.

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Would You Wear The Bra That Tweets Whenever It’s Unclasped?

Would You Wear The Bra That Tweets Whenever It's Unclasped?

There’s something very pleasing about particularly innovative uses of social media, and a new campaign from OgilvyOne Athens, which proposes to raise awareness of breast cancer and the importance of a regular self-check breast examination, is one of the most creative I’ve seen.

Let’s take a closer look at the tweeting bra.

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Twitter Followers Rally To Support Friend Facing Stage IV Breast Cancer

Twitter isn’t always about business. And it isn’t always about who can come up with the most clever observation or witty retort. Sometimes it hits you right between the eyes with a bit of reality you just didn’t expect.

Like Lisa.

Who is Lisa? She’s a mom of three children (ages 13, 10 and 6) who, in her own words, “has stage IV cancer and am undergoing testing and developing a treatment plan to try to extend my life as long as possible. I do not know how long that will be.”

And although she only knows many of them online, Lisa has made a huge impact on her Twitter friends – and she probably will on you as well.

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Interactive Infographic Shows Real-Time Conversations About Breast Cancer On Twitter

In a simple, interactive infographic, GE has teamed up with design firm Periscopic to show you live, streaming conversations on Twitter about breast cancer.
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