Zuckerberg: Now share your organs with Facebook friends
Like this to get my kidney
Facebook is about "connecting and sharing" - especially now it can help you donate your internal organs, Mark Zuckerberg announced today.
Describing it as "a life-saving initiative", the tousle-haired CEO officially announced a special button for people wanting to tell their friends that they are organ donors.
"Became a organ donor" has been added to the list of health-related life events that a Facebooker can add to their "Timeline" alongside "buying new glasses" and "weight loss". Logging your philanthropic wishes for your internals has been made easier and will automatically sync to your permanent profile information making it easier for your friends to see.
Log that life event!
Zuck said that "broader awareness about organ donation" could go a long way to saving the 18 Americans that die each day waiting for organ transplants. "By simply telling people that you're an organ donor, the power of sharing and connection can play an important role", he said. He meant telling them on Facebook of course.
The new button lets you register to become an organ donor straight from the Facebook platform, with a link from the "life event" page taking you through to donor pages for America.
When Facebook stated that its "mission is simple: to make the world more open", it looks as though by world, it meant your thoracic cavity. ®
I added that I was a kidney donor and now I've got dozens of iPad salesmen wanting to be my friend.
You should see if anyone has donated a thicker skin.
Now, can you please enter your immunotype info on that as well.
It will make an excellent data set to feed into a "prediction" of when you are next to have an accident leading to a vegetative state. Just correlate it to the income of recipients expecting a "donation" and voila...
If you are not helpful enough to share your immunotype information, do not worry, we will compute it from your relatives which have shared it with us.
This just went waaaaaaay off the Orwell-Huxley-Dick dystopia scale. Somewhere into Ira Levin's Perfect Day territory...