Mary’s Birthday Bash

Today, December 21st, 2011, is my wife Mary’s 40th birthday.  Being the great person that she is, she has chosen to donate her birthday to charity:water, our favorite charity.

Normally, when you donate your birthday to charity:water you have a party and people make donations instead of bringing gifts.  Without the party, the whole donations in lieu of gifts isn’t going to work.  So what I have done is surprised Mary with a special “virtual online party” by using social media and crowdsourcing.

For the past week I have been posting videos and pictures on her Facebook wall.  Those videos and photos were produced all over the world by all kinds of different people that I interacted with via crowdsourcing tools.  Mary had no idea who the people were in the videos, or how I got all of them to wish her happy birthday.  She was stumped.

Here is a recap of the best videos for you to check out:

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