Thursday, September 10, 2009

tweet. meet. give, lah! support the first twestivalSG 2009!

whether you tweet (or not), if you have some spare time this saturday (12 sep), why not drop by the singapore twestival local in chinatown? it's our very own, first twestival local here. take the opportunity to meet up some twitter friends, have some fun, find out what it's all about, and support a good cause!

i can't say it'll be a big success for sure (it's a new thing for everyone here), and no one knows what to expect... but what's there to lose anyway :) i've registered and will be going with a friend to check it out this saturday. so join us too!

Q: what is a twestival?
a twestival or a twitter-festival is a global series of events organised by volunteers around the world under short timescales, which bring people offline for a great cause. twestival is run 100% by volunteers and independently from any not-for-profit; although the organising teams do work closely to outline an achievable and measurable fundraising target. twestival also sets out to identify key skills of volunteers and match these with the needs of the cause; particularly communications strategy, tech integration and social media training. twestival local takes place in cities around the world: 10 - 13 september 2009.

Q: when is the singapore twestival local event?
12 september, 2009 (saturday); 11:00am - 3:00pm.

Q: where is it?
A: open area beside Chinatown Complex.

Q: do i have to pay?
A: it's a fundraising carnival to benefit the
singapore children's cancer foundation (organisers are hoping to raise S$5,000). you can contribute and join in the fun by getting tickets (S$10 per booklet of 5 x S$2 coupons) to the twestival.

more information:
- via twitter
@TwestivalSG and @twestival
- official twestival website | backgrounder
- a neat twestival flash clip
- success of twestival global in february 2009
- MIS article (9 sep): Twitter's charity festival gets a Singapore avatar
- mashable article (9 sep): HOW TO: Get involved with Twestival Local This Week

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