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Online commenting world record sought

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By John Glenday, Reporter

January 5, 2012 | 1 min read

A 24 hour bid to accumulate the most ever comments for an online news story is underway today as part of efforts to raise £100k for the Royal national Lifeboat Institution.

Commencing at 6am this morning a global team began a posting frenzy on the blog of Trefor Davies, boss of communications provider Timico, which they hope will see them rewarded with a Guinness World Record after their labours conclude tomorrow morning.

Their current target is a hefty 100,000 comments (just over 1 comment per second) with £1 being donated for every posted message – but organisers are confident that the final tally could exceed even this ambitious figure.

As of 9am the campaign had reached a total of 220 comments.

Trefor Davies said: “It’s amazing how much support there is out there. Firstly people want to help the RNLI and then they are interested in being part of an online world record. It is also interesting to see that people who have either been rescued themselves or know someone who has have been making donations."

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