Sunday, October 16, 2011

Social Media and Jackie to the Rescue

A desperate farmer in Inner Mongolia who could not sell his crop locally due to low prices and a local glut of potatoes, took to the internet (Weibo) with a plea. "I have 700 tons of potatoes in my fields which I can't sell. The cold weather is coming and if I don't sell them then a whole year's effort is wasted. Please help us."

Within 3 days 90 000 people had forwarded the cry for help and his potatoes were sold. Amongst the buyers who came to the rescue were media giant Tudou and Jackie Chan Charitable foundation who, together offered to buy 175 tons of potatoes to distribute to people on a subsistence allowance, welfare centers, special schools and poor schools.

转给土豆网 成龙愿帮忙

  李继文的手机很快就被“打爆”了,北京、上海、广东……来自全国各地的热心网友打电话向他求购以解其燃眉之急,有的要几斤,有的要几十斤,让李继文非常感动。但网友们的单笔需求量太小,运费太高,让他很为难。要解决他的问题,还得靠大客户帮忙。李继文称,他目前已与一家淀粉厂达成了合作意向,淀粉厂愿意向他购买几百吨小土豆。

  知名网友“互联网的那点事”把李继文卖土豆的事转发给了土豆网。虽然土豆网是家视频网站,并不卖土豆,但该网站还是愿意为其提供帮助。土豆网又与成龙慈善基金会取得了联系,该基金会表示愿意购买175吨土豆,赠送给低保、福利中心、特殊学校及贫困小学。

SOURCE: SHIPING.PEOPLE.COM.CN

0 comments:

Post a Comment

ALL COMMENTS ARE MODERATED BEFORE POSTING.