Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Open Letter to @TaylorSwift13 - The Final Update

This is the final post regarding Ms. Swift. Since my initial post and the follow up post, I have not heard back from Ms. Swift.

Some people would be angry or annoyed, but I'm not. She has over 5 million followers and people tweet to her every minute.

I'm actually proud of what I have seen these past 20 hours. I had teachers from all over the planet try and connect me to a singer to help my students with a project. Ms. Swifts songs do not make or break the project, but people wanted to help anyway. People continued to reach out to @TaylorSwift13 during the day. People tried connecting with other celebrities to help make the connection. It was truly inspiring.

I told the kids of the effort today and they were amazed. I estimate over 10,000 tweets were sent to her. I'm still a Top Tweet when you search her name on Twitter. My PLN is nothing short of amazing.

I'm sure many of my followers will be happy to hear I will be stopping the mass Tweets. Their columns will be safe from Taylor Tweets. :-)

Thanks to everyone who has helped me during this crazy Twitter adventure. I wish it had ended on a happier not, but it is what it is. If you want to send her a tweet from time to time, that would be nice. I need to get back to helping my kids complete The Epic Romeo and Juliet Project!

I will leave you these important words to live by,

"If you ever drop your keys in a river of molten lava, let em go, because, man, they're gone." -- Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy

- Nick

1 comment:

  1. This was a great effort and I hope something comes out of it for you.

    I would definitely drop a note in the next day to her record label as they are also responsible for permission to use. I've tried to get permission for various songs just to do fan-mashups and generally that's where you're funneled. It would be great if Swift directly okays the project, but it is a long shot.

    And definitely include "If we do not hear from you by this date we will assume we have permission" so that there is pressure on them to at least respond. This is also educationally based so it is quite likely that you're already covered by the fair use doctrine for the production. A good side project for the students would be to make the case for and/or against Fair Use applying in this case.

    Good Luck!


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