Twitter Backs World AIDS Day

WorldAIDSDay2009.jpgTwitter is doing its part to spread the word about World AIDS Day.

The social-networking site’s co-founder, Biz Stone, posted a list of terms that will make tweets turn red on the Twitter Blog.

Stone wrote:

At Twitter, we’re making it fun and easy to spread the word about this preventable and treatable disease that is hitting Africa the hardest. If you use any of the following terms below today on Twitter, your tweet will turn red. Today is World AIDS Day. Help us spread the word.

#red 100% of the monies generated by (RED) partners and events goes directly to fund programs to fight AIDS in Africa

@joinred is the official account of the (RED) campaign

40 cents a day can keep someone with AIDS alive

World AIDS Day is the perfect day to tweet for a cause

AIDS is preventable and treatable

HIV affects 33 million people around the world

Africa is where 22 million of these people live

#laceupsavelives is Nike’s own campaign

We’ve also created a red theme, which you can switch to in your profile settings. Don’t forget to follow @joinred to stay informed. Here are some of the success stories.