11 March 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Why I’m going to Twestival, and so should you

Way back when I first got into Community Management, the majority of online communities I helped build were mainly focussed on either helping people in some charitable way, or providing a way for them to connect with other like-minded individuals.

Over the years I have seen motivations for building online communities change towards more of a ROI and financial focus, which is to be expected. However I do miss that innocence I had in my view of the possibilities of altruistic online networking.

This is why I am going to the London Twestival, on the 25th of March near London Bridge.  The event is organised in aid of a different charity each year, 2010’s being Concern Worldwide, which was set up to meet the needs of people living in extreme poverty, for whom every day is a fight for survival.You can follow them on Twitter here: @Concern.

What’s it all about?

Twestival, is a worldwide event, and in the word’s of its organisers:

On Thursday 25 March 2010, people in hundreds of cities around the world will come together offline to rally around the important cause of Education by hosting local events to have fun and create awareness.  Twestival™ (or Twitter Festival) uses social media for social good.  All of the local events are organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of all ticket sales and donations go direct to projects.

Follow @twestival for updates.

Each event is organised by volunteers, with Elizabeth Varley (Twestival London Team Leader) heading up the London efforts. You can offer your help by contacting Vikki Chowney.

Support this great cause!

You can buy a ticket (only £10!) here: Buy Twestival London 2010 tickets.

This year’s event is taking place on Thursday 25th March 2010 and it will take place at the Cable Club, map below:
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I can’t wait for the event, and would love to meet some of the great people I follow and am followed by on Twitter. If you decide to come along, give me a shout!

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