Do you Tweet? Are you all a Twitter? For the uninitiated, Twitter is the latest social messaging service that is sweeping the Interwebs. Originally embraced by web celebs in Silicon Valley, Twitter is quickly finding itâ€™s way into the mainstream with everyone from Barack Obama and Ashton Kutcher to local news organizations and companies jumping on the Twitter bandwagon.
Iâ€™ve been using Twitter for just over a year now and find itâ€™s a great way to network with fellow photographers and meet a lot of great people involved in a variety of other professions. The local Twitter community in Edmonton has been quite active organizing Tweetups throughout this past year.
Why am I talking about all this? Well, on February 12th, 2009, the local Edmonton Twitter community will be joining over 160 other cities around the world for a Twestival (get it â€“ Twitter + Festival + Twestival) to raise money for Charity Water. Charity Water is a non-profit organization with a mission to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
Now besides coming out to support a great cause and meet new people, there will also be some great door prizes up for grabs including a framed 8×10 print of my â€˜Cigar Manâ€™ photo which was selected as the Best in Show during the 2008 Metro Photography Competition.
WHAT: Edmonton Twestival 2009
WHEN: Thursday, February 12th at 6:30pm
COST: A $20 donation which will go entirely to charity: water.
Visit http://edmonton.twestival.com/ for more details and to register for the event. Thanks to Mack Male and Sharon Yeo for organizing the event. You can follow me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bruceclarke