Micro-blogging service Twitter has the power to spread a message like wildfire: President Obama used it to engage with voters, it pipped the mainstream press to the post when a plane landed in the Hudson in New York and it has even been credited with helping to free a US student from an Egyptian jail.
Now, with the organisational brains of London-based entrepreneur Amanda Rose, Twitter is turning its attention towards charity, namely Charity: Water, a global non-profit seeking to bring clean drinking water to developing countries.
Rose came up with the idea of Twestival, a co-ordinated worldwide event of Twitter meet-ups, where the money raised is goes straight to Charity: Water.
With the tagline ‘Tweet. Meet. Give’, enthusiastic Twitterers from over 120 cities around the world will get together on 12 February 2009, with each event organised by volunteers.
The Dublin Twestival will take place in the brand-new and uber-stylish Sycamore Club in Temple Bar, and will have plenty of chatter, music and prizes.
Amongst other entertainers, DJ Rick O’Shea will be spinning the decks on the night, and prizes up for grabs range from hotel vouchers to gym membership to video games (and a few gadgets donated by gadgetrepublic.com – Ed).
The Dublin Twestival is organized by Anton Mannering, Qamir Hussain, Adrian McMahon, Debbie Metrustry and Darragh Doyle.
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