Twestival: using Twitter for good
If you thought Twitter was just for inane memes and eye-rolling self-promotion ("Just met with a terribly important person and they were terribly impressed with me!"), have a look at the Twestival phenomenon.
Started just under a year ago in London, Twestivals are local get-togethers organized via Twitter - and geared to raising funds for worthy causes.
Vancouver's Twestival is coming on September 12, organized by the amazing Rebecca Bollwitt, aka Miss604. It promises to be a lot of fun... but you don't have to wait until then to get in on the action.
Rebecca has launched an online poll to decide which local non-profit should be the beneficiary of the Twestival's fundraising efforts.
Voting closes tomorrow (Friday), so by all means - head on over and vote now! (I'm doing a lot of work with the fine folks at BC Children's Hospital, so I'd be delighted if they won - but do choose your favourite cause!)