Thursday, February 12, 2009

St. Louis, Where's Our Twestival?!

Today, on February 12, 2009, cities around the world are hosting Twestivals. For those who doubt the power of twitter, please read on to learn more about how this 21st-century marketing-tool-meets-what-are-you-doing-now is strengthening communities and raising awareness about needy causes.

Twitter + Festival = Twestival. Clever, no? The event is described as "an evening of fun" that brings together Twitter communities while raising money and awareness for charity:water.

From the Web site:

The Twestival is organized 100% by volunteers in cities around the world and 100% of the money raised from these events will go directly to support charity: water projects.

charity: water promo featuring "Time Bomb" by Beck from charity: water on Vimeo.

I personally think this is very cool and I like twitter. Other people do not believe in it so much (back off, haters!). Twitter allows friends to figure out what they're doing at that exact moment; it provides insight into corporate and organizational initiatives; it's your get out of jail free card; it's a source for the most up-to-date and agenda-free news; and it's a great way to learn when The St. Lou Jew publishes a new post or attends an event.

Even Congress is on Twitter. Even my mom is on Twitter.

Maybe next year bloggers from The St. Lou Jew will be volunteering for another good cause at a local Twestival... Let's get the community together for a good cause and a good time. For now, you can follow us on Twitter - codename: thestloujew.

Are you on Twitter? Hit us up with your username so we can fill you in on what's shaking in STL.

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