Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: It Gets Better (With an Assist from Yahoo, Google, Facebook and Microsoft)

In reaction to recent tragic bullying incidents related to gay youth late last year, the It Gets Better Project began soliciting Web videos of encouragement from all over.

The heartening collection of online video messages also includes company-organized ones from a bunch of Internet giants, featuring mostly LGBT, but also straight, staffers telling their poignant stories.

The latest addition is from Yahoo, but Google, Facebook, Microsoft and many others in tech have done them.

(In geek inside jokes, I love the search giant’s little Android mascot with a rainbow flag, as well as some software-making Microsoft folks joking that there are rainbows “in the cloud.”)

As an added plus, Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz appears at the end of its video below, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is at the end of the social networking site’s effort.

Truly worth your time:


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