Twestival (Twitter Festival) is an event to raise money for charitable causes around the world. This annual event takes place in large cities such as Boston, NY, and Chicago – put together solely by volunteers who wish to make a difference. In addition, all monetary amounts raised are donated in full to the cause of that particular year. When I heard about Twestival, I was immediately impressed by the amount of effort put into the event within each city. Last year, the effort was to raise money for @charitywater, and this year it was for @concern, raising money for education. This event demonstrated that social media platforms, such as twitter, are more than just for networking and socializing, but a way to unite people with a common goal and spread awareness. I wish there were more events with such great causes, where people get together for a reason beyond themselves — for a global need.

Looking forward to Twestival 2011.