Will you be there for the Twitter Festival in your city ( Twestival 2009 )

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Changing the World, One Tweet at a time.

On Thursday February 12, 185 cities around the world will be hosting Twestivals which bring together Twitter communities all over the world for an evening of fun and to raise money and awareness for charity: water.

The Toronto Twestival will take place from 7:00pm at CiRCA, 126 John St, Toronto. Tickets are only $10 and the funds go directly to charity: water, a worthy cause. Microsoft has joined the fun as a Gold Partner for Twestival. offered to give away a free HP Mini 8.9 ” Netbook FREE with Microsoft and #TwestivalTO when you register for the Microsoft Partner Program.

I hope to see all of you at the Toronto Twestival community on February 12. Check out Twestival.com to find the location of the Twestival.com in your city.

Why Charity Water?

Charity: water is a non profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. They give 100% of the money raised to direct project costs, funding sustainable clean water solutions in areas of greatest need. Just $20 can give one person in a developing nation clean water for 20 years.

Right now, 1.1 billion people on the planet don’t have access to safe, clean drinking water. That’s one in six of us. Many communities in developing nations often have a plentiful supply of clean drinking water just below the ground, but no way to get to it.

This is where charity: water and their partner organizations come in. Drilling a well can cost from $4,000 – $12,000 USD and many living on less than $1 a day cannot afford one in their community, even if the money is combined.

Twitter is a great example of how communities around the globe can get together to impact the world. An event like this spanning across the globe would have probably taken a few months to plan. Twitter made it possible to organize an event of this magnitude in less than a few days, with support from local Twittersphere.

2009 is the year where Twitter will experience a massive growth in traffic and if you are not on Twitter you ll be missing big time. Follow me on Twitter

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  • Gennaro@Enduring Wanderlust February 5, 2009, 6:15 pm

    Twitter Festival 🙂 They’ve hit the big time. The question is: how are they going to monetize their site. As of now it must be costing them a bit to run it without ads.

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  • Manny February 5, 2009, 8:06 pm

    Awesome , I ll be there for the Toronto meet. I ll catch up with you.

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  • Colleen - Kennewick Real Estate February 6, 2009, 12:02 pm

    How fun! This is the first I’ve heard of a Twestival. I wonder if there will be one in Northwest United State.

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  • Free Samples February 6, 2009, 3:30 pm

    Im going to check out your link. I hope there in one here in Chicago

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  • Angel@dofollow February 6, 2009, 5:49 pm

    This is a very exciting event. I haven’t really focused on my twitter account. I think it’s time by following you.

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  • Jhangora February 8, 2009, 3:49 am

    Would definitely be there. Initially I did not like Twitter but a big fan now. Thanx a lot for the wonderful news. Nice blog overall, keep up the good work.

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  • Lifted trucks February 11, 2009, 6:58 am

    Twitter Festival 🙂 i thnk it will b exciting… so i definetly wish 2 b there…

  • Classifieds February 12, 2009, 9:30 pm

    Wow twitter is getting so big, now they have their own festivals, its just getting bigger and bigger

  • game-girl February 17, 2009, 1:36 am

    Twitter has great perspectives,soon will be participating in the congress of TWITTER party…

  • Michael Henry February 19, 2009, 10:07 pm

    Ok, twitter is a good service… but what is with all the mania?

  • Brad Callen February 20, 2009, 4:40 am

    I never attended the twitter festival ever before but now I am so excited to attend it at least for once to enjoy the festival moments.

  • kitchen taps March 30, 2009, 2:32 am

    I wish I could have been in Toronto.

  • Custom street cars April 1, 2009, 11:47 pm

    No one working on Twestival is getting paid, everyone is fitting in the organisation of the events around their jobs and other commitments; to me, the enthusiasm and dedication to make every city Twestival a success, is a clear demonstration of the power a social network like Twitter has to mobilise a group of people into action.
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  • Mark@assurance hypothèque June 16, 2009, 1:12 am

    I have missed the event. when would be the next festival?

  • admin@london escorts June 16, 2009, 1:14 am

    I think this is the first twitter did this kind of event. By the way, do you have any idea when is the next festival? thanks!

  • Kian@assurance pret June 25, 2009, 10:12 am

    Cool! A Twestival! This only shows how big the influence of twitter is.

  • Used truck listing September 2, 2009, 12:31 am

    It was actually so easy to quickly find and connect with the venue to host the Twestival, just by using online tools that may sometimes change lives.

  • Buy used trucks September 2, 2009, 12:33 am

    Be sure to bring ALL your money to Brisbane Twestival. Our Art Auction will showcase some Local Brisbane Talent and we are certain you won’t want to be going home without one of their masterpieces! We currently have the following

  • Logo Service May 25, 2010, 12:23 am

    Wow, that’s great to know about the twitter’s Festival. and what about the response.

  • Noble Wetklow August 16, 2010, 7:31 pm

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