I live under a rock. I know this. I have so much going on that I can't really pay enough attention to the world around me and the 'news' that is happening. But I do listen to podcasts and see feeds in social media networks I use for my startups' needs. And I can't even miss the ALS ice bucket challenge information.
I'm glad there is some awareness of ALS. I still don't know that much about it but I know there has been a fair amount of money ($44MM that I know about at the time of writing - although that's based on the last headline I saw and not at all researched!) raised.
What I don't like is that it's a 'forced' or bullied way of getting people to donate! The peer pressure. Why can't they choose the charity for the person they challenge? It's a great way to get people to donate to good causes, but there are so many good causes that require funds and I think some sharing of funds would be great.
I'm just over the ice bucket challenge news and I don't even get that much.
Back under the rock I crawl so I can continue working on the latest startup (New Home Review) along with the others... and of course the new house which to me is more recreation than anything else. Although so are my startups ;)