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App Wipes Facebook Timelines For A Day To Raise Awareness For Alzheimers

App Wipes Facebook Timelines For A Day To Raise Awareness For Alzheimers
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An awareness campaign asks people to donate their 'memories' for World Alzheimer’s Day, causing all of their posts, friends, photos, etc. to disappear for the day.

Emma Hutchings
  • 20 september 2012

An awareness campaign for Alzheimer’s Disease International is asking people to donate their Facebook timeline in support of World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21st. By downloading an app, Facebook users will be able to experience how it feels to lose their memories for a day.

The app will lie dormant until September 21st when it will activate, wiping users’ memories from their timeline including pictures, status, videos, friends, etc. These will be replaced with a message that reads: “Imagine your life without memories. For 36 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease, this is reality.”

Nothing is actually removed from Facebook, and the information goes back to normal the next day. People can also share their support for the cause via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. The video below was developed for Alzheimer’s Day 2012:

World Alzheimer’s Day

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