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Neil Gaiman auctions off Twitter follows and personal phone calls for charity

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Neil-GaimanImage Credit: Eric Fougere/VIP Images/CorbisNeil Gaiman recently took to his Twitter to announce his participation in TwitChange, the first ever celebrity Twitter auction. Pegged as “changing the world one tweet at a time,” TwitChange allows fans to bid on receiving tweets, retweets, and Twitter follows from their favorite celebrities. All proceeds of this charity auction go to aHomeInHaiti.org, which builds permanent housing for Haitian orphans.

While receiving a simple Twitter follow may not seem like a huge prize, being the lone literary selection thus far, Neil Gaiman announced via Twitter that the winner of his “mega package” auction will also win a one-on-one phone call with him, where he will read either a poem or a “short-short story.” No word on whether these readings will be penned specifically for the winner or if they will have been previously published. For those not willing to spend the big bucks necessary to win the Neil Gaiman mega package, there are other auctions for Twitter mentions, Twitter follows, and retweets from Neil himself. Just a couple of hours into the auction, the current bid of the mega package is $455, and the auction doesn’t end until September 25.

Originally posted September 16 2010 — 11:48 AM EDT

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