Twitter Twestival Raises Cash for Concern

When Twitter users congregate offline it's usually called a tweet-up, but when they do it for charity this is known as a Twestival, and the second annual Twestival took place last recently in aid of an education project run by Concern.

More than 200,000 Twitter users across Ireland and the UK attended the Twestival events, raising more than £36,000 (€40,000), with close to €5,000 raised by the Dublin event, which was sponsored by Eircom, and the worldwide total hitting €200,000.

"The Dublin Twestival helped to raise much-needed funds for a charity doing great work, this time the charity was Concern so it was great to be able to help an Irish-based charity," said Qamir Hussain, organiser of the Dublin Twestival event.

"Again the power of the web and having the ability to connect so easily with so many people helped in making Twestival a big success run solely by volunteers," he added.

About Twestival

With the motto of 'Tweet. Meet. Give', Twestival originated in London with UK entrepreneur Amanda Rose, who decided to harness the power of the popular microblogging site to rise awareness and money for selected charities.

The event now takes place in hundreds of cities around the world, using all the power networking carried out on the site for altruistic purposes.

http://twestival.com/

 

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