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Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey become top donators to Mr Beast’s tree project

Published: 30/Oct/2019 12:40 Updated: 30/Oct/2019 14:06

by David Purcell


YouTuber Jimmy ‘MrBeast‘ Donaldson’s quest of planting 20 million trees has been given a significant boost as both Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey pledged a massive donation to the cause. 

MrBeast unveiled his project on October 25 using his official YouTube channel, which has over 25 million subscribers, and has since racked up a number of donations online to help out. 

First asking about the plans just three days after it started, Musk pledged to help plant an astonishing amount of trees and has since done just that. 

Twitter, ZachaTreeMany other YouTubers have been helping MrBeast’s cause as well – including Mark Rober.

MrBeast has been keeping his fans updated by sharing the largest donations on his Twitter account, revealing that two major donations have taken up the top spots on his chart – one from the Tesla and SpaceX CEO and another from Twitter founder Jack Dorsey. 

Musk’s donation has allowed the project to plant one million trees on his behalf, the largest contribution recorded by the YouTuber so far, with Dorsey helping plant an additional 150,000 trees. 

While MrBeast is aware that the project will not prevent climate change, he and his funding partner – Arbor Day Foundation – are committed to reaching their 20 million tree goal and with this sort of mainstream coverage, there’s no doubt that they are moving in the right direction to achieve it. 

The YouTuber has confirmed that all trees planted will be native to the areas in which they are placed, spanning over all continents except Antarctica. 

He also noticed that the movement has forced a name change for Elon Musk on Twitter, with “Treelon” appearing on his profile instead. 

Despite the positive work being done for the tree planting cause, the efforts have faced some criticism along the way, with detractors claiming that he won’t be able to solve climate change problems by doing just this. 

In response, he sent out a tweet on October 27. He said: “Just to be clear we all realize 20 million trees won’t fix climate change. But at the end of the day 20 million more trees is better than 0! We want to take action because doing nothing is how we got here!”

With the popularity of the project surging, some fans have been suggesting the likes of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos could be the next businessman to make a donation. Whether he does we’ll have to wait and see. 

They hope to have planted all 20 million trees by January 1, 2020. 


Streamer goes viral for calling out “disrespectful” Among Us players

Published: 4/Dec/2020 16:53

by Michael Gwilliam


YouTuber and Twitch streamer Julien ‘julien’ Solomita has gone viral for a clip in which he called out Among Us players who are disrespectful towards others in-game.

In the viral clip, which has been viewed over 350,000 times since being uploaded to Twitter on December 4, Julien blasted people who infect his lobbies with negativity or make others feel “unsafe.”

“When I make these lobbies, when I go around and hit up some of my friends, and often times some of my friends’ friends to play Among Us with me, I have one thing in mind: that everyone I’m inviting gets to have fun,” the streamer began his rant.

“Gets to feel welcome. Gets to feel safe. Gets the exact opportunity as everyone else to be listened to. And gets to go home at the end of the night and say that had a good night of gaming,” he continued.

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Among Us has become one of the most popular online games.

According to Julien, this mantra should be enforced for new people. “I’ve met more people in the streaming world playing Among Us than I’ve ever met, by far, than any other game,” he explained. “So, when new people are in my lobbies, I try to go extra to out of my way to make those people feel like they’re welcome and they get to have fun.”

Communication can be key in Among Us, so it makes sense that anyone who plays would want to be able to speak freely and not be spoken over. As such, when players aren’t able to get a word in, the experience can be ruined.

This is why the streamer has “zero tolerance” for the “normalization” of disrespecting people in video games.

“Among Us is a game and it’s for fun. It’s not so boys can talk over women. It’s not to make new people in the group feel small or unwelcome. It’s not to win in every game at all costs,” he continued to rant. “It’s a game and it’s for everybody to enjoy.”

He went on to reach out to players who may have been disrespected in online games and hoped that they never experienced that again. “I don’t want anyone here to get the idea that it’s even close to normal for that to be how you feel when you play a video game. That’s not normal. It’s f**king weird, it’s wrong.”

A lot of people have taken Solomita’s message to heart and voiced their agreement in the replies. Hopefully, his words have a lasting effect on players feeling a bit out of touch in online games such as Among Us.