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Another f*cking blog post

Well, I’ve got a wee bit of license to use this attention grabbing subject title, as this is a heads up on a Twitter campaign to raise awareness for people living with Tourette Syndrome.

SurrenderYourSay is a powerful and smart campaign by the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada (TSFoC) in partnership with Saatchi and Saatchi.  TSFoC has a history of unconventional and interesting campaigns to combat this and increase awareness of this disorder.  In this campaign you give over control of your tweets, and experience what it’s like to have Tourette Syndrome. The tweets are intended to mimic what it’s like to suffer from Tourette Syndrome and are inspired by verbal tics said by real people. Therefore under their control your tweets may be weird, inappropriate or even offensive.

Tourette Syndrome is not all that well understood, and for this reason it’s often stigmatized.  TV and media has played its part in how it (mis)portrays Tourette Syndrome. So if you’re feeling brave do head over to SurrenderYourSay and support them. Hand over control of your tweets for 24 hours, spread the word and help make everyone understand Tourette Syndrome.

I’ve surrendered mine, @wandster, so if you’re interested in the campaign but for whatever reason don’t want to hand over control, then keep an eye on mine from 09:00 on Wednesday to see how it plays out. There’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to spot the campaign tweets from my usual strange and inappropriate tweets!

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