Thursday, January 29, 2009

Meet Me at the NYC Twestival!

Twitter users of the world unite! On February 12th, a global "Twestival" will take place, mobilizing thousands of members of the popular microblogging service in an effort to raise money for charity.

Efforts to collectively organize in cyberspace in support of a cause are nothing new, however this one, bucking the trend, will actually have a real-world presence. While occurring in over 100 different cities around the world, the New York Twestival will take place at "M:2" (530 West 28th St. between 10th and 11th Avenues) from 7:30pm - 10:30pm.

All proceeds from ticket sales are going to "Charity:Water" - a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Each $20 ticket includes an open bar, live music, and plenty of chances to meet active members of New York City's burgeoning social media crowd, including The Nerfherder himself :-)

NYC Twestival
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Of course, you can participate in a discussion about the event on Twitter itself, both at the official @nyctwestival and also through the discussion thread #nyctwestival (yes, they are different).

Organizers of the Twestival, including my pal Stacy Green, deserve tons of credit and are setting an example for trying to harness the power of the social web for collective action. Here's hoping that, in the future, there will be many more Twestivals, and similar endeavors, to come.


At 3:46 PM, Blogger Julia Roy said...

Great post! Thanks for spreading the love!


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