How the Social Web Saved a Young Entrepreneur’s Life

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen how the Internet—and in particular the social Web—can bring attention to important policy issues such as defective anti-piracy legislation-, but it’s worth remembering that those same forces can be tremendously powerful on a personal level as well. The story of Amit Gupta is a great example of that in action: The 32-year-old entrepreneur (co-founder of the photography community Photojojo) was diagnosed with advanced-stage leukemia last fall and announced recently that thanks to a social campaign his friends and family mounted through Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, he has found a donor of the bone marrow he needs to remain alive and fight the disease.

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