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Twestival Singapore 2010: 6 ways to meet, tweet and donate for social good
Come March 25, there will be a lot of people using social media for social good in Singapore
With Twestival (or for social media newbies, it's a Twitter Festival where twitterers gather in one place) just around the corner on March 25, local organizers are putting the final touches to the event at Brewerkz in Riverside Point. This year, the committee is holding the annual event to raise funds for Concern Worldwide, an international humanitarian organization dedicated to reducing suffering and ending extreme poverty.
With a hat-tip to Sarah Chong from social media site Penn Olson, here are six ways you can help the needy and take part in Twestival Singapore 2010.
1. Donate directly via Paypal
To ensure 100% proceeds to the needy, Twestival’s all-volunteer organizers have partnered with PayPal to allow donations via widgets, and waiving all fees up to $1 million. Also, Citrix Online will donate GoToMeeting to all those who are organizing Twestival events, and Amiando will waive all credit card ticketing fees to Twestival events. Head down to the Paypal page here.
2. Need Opticals? Purchase them from @thelensmen
Local optical eyewear chain The Lens Men will be pledging 1 percent of their daily sales towards Twestival at Brewerkz, from now till March 25. They've already raised S$478.40 for the first two days, so if you are looking at buying glasses, contact lenses and engaging eye care services, check out their wares today.
3. Join the Twitterers at Brewerkz
Supporting a cause can’t get any easier. Eat, meet and be merry this coming Thursday, at Brewerkz Riverside Point, where 10 percent of the earnings go to Concern Worldwide. Expect performances by Jack and Rai and Deborah Lee and Thomas, with sound systems provided by NutzStudio. The world class emcee of the day is also Singapore’s very own radio guy, Joe Augustine. RSVP on Twitter or Facebook.
4. Connect with @TwestivalSG
Connect with the crew via Twitter (@TwestivalSG) and get updates about the event at the TwestivalSG blog. You can also join other Twestival enthusiasts via Facebook, where updates and news about all the Twestival happenings around the globe are posted.
5. Download Twestival Icon Pack
If you’re an avid blogger or a design lover, you may want to download this Twitter icon pack and share it with your friends. Every blog post or tweet is a small step towards doing social good.
6. Spread the message
The success of each Twestival depends heavily on word of mouth (no matter which city you belong to), so help spread the message out -- Tweet it, blog it, Facebook it or bookmark it.