In the spirit of thinking globally and acting locally, a number of concerned global citizens are drawing on the strengths and popularity of social networking to try to make a difference in the lives of others. This Thursday, February 12, 2009, over 160 “Twestivals” will be held around the world, bringing together groups of “Twitterers” (yes, I’m on Twitter, though I’m still not sure I totally embrace it…) to have fun while also helping a good cause. And that’s something I think we can all embrace. Check out the main Twestival page for more info and for a list of the worldwide venues.
I would never have heard of the whole Twestival thing in the first place if not for the enthusiastic organizational efforts of Serge Lescouarnec, aka Serge the Concierge, who has quickly put together the New Jersey Metro event in Montclair, NJ. On my own local level, The Philly Twest is happening at The Get Happy Pub (509-511 S 2nd Street).
Food, beer, wine and raffle prizes have been donated by local businesses, and you’ll finally have a chance to meet some of those friends you’ve never really met. Admission costs and all other proceeds will benefit Charity: Water – a global non-profit organization dedicated to providing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations.