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'YouTube Won't Stop Calling Me!'

'YouTube Won't Stop Calling Me!'When you're 20 years old, jobless and still living with the folks, you probably do a lot of dumb crap to pass the time. And that's exactly what Ryan Fitzgerald of Southbridge, Massachusetts, did over the weekend.

Last Friday, Fitzgerald posted a video on YouTube offering himself up as a kind of Internet's Dr. Phil -- willing to listen to anyone in need of a friend. Not content to counsel others over email or IM, though, Fitzgerald listed his phone number.

Since the post, he claims to have received more than 5,000 calls and text messages taking him up on his offer. The bad news is, his free weekend minutes from T-Mobile ended at 5:00 AM this morning. Though Fitzgerald vows to continue helping anyone who reaches out to him, he's apparently taken down the YouTube video, as Switched was unable to find it.

To Ryan Fitzgerald: We hope you learned a lesson, buddy. And be careful with that social security number of yours, too. Don't start waving that thing around the Internet. To all the people who called Ryan for help: Perhaps next time you'll be able to find a more qualified mental health provider by simply dialing ten random numbers into your phone.

From Yahoo! News

Tags: cell phone, CellPhone, youtube



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