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Twestival MNL

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because we all love twitter and tweetups, let’s all support twestival MNL.

check out the details below:

On March 24, for the very first time, Manila will be joining hundreds of cities around the world in gathering online people in an offline event to support a worthy cause. Basically, it’s a tweetup for a cause.

In August of last year, ComScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), “a leader in measuring the digital world, released a report on Twitter.com growth worldwide. The study found that in June, nearly 93 million Internet users visited Twitter.com, an increase of 109 percent from the previous year.” The same study places the Philippines as the 6th biggest market in terms of Twitter penetration in the world and the 3rd biggest in Asia. There is an estimated 2.1 million Filipinos active on twitter. However, experts argue the figure could be higher considering this initial figure excludes those accessing twitter from internet cafes and mobile phones.

With so many tweeps in the Philippines, and a lot of them really interested in being able to lend a helping hand, there would be great value in harnessing the power of the crowd to help a worthy cause. Since its launch in 2009 in London, over 200 cities around the world have participated in Twestival, raising close to $1.2 million for important causes like clean water and education.

You can read more about Twestival here: www.twestival.com

And Twestival Manila’s official blog: www.manila.twestival.com

Twestival Manila’s twitter account: www.twitter.com/TwestivalMNL

On March 24, at 8:00pm in Le Bistro Vert, Makati (ww.lebistro.ph) Manila joins other cities around the world in using the power of online influence to change lives.

Twestival Local events are coordinated 100% by volunteers and 100% of the funds raised through ticket sales and donations go directly to support charitable projects.

For its first year, Twestival Manila has chosen to fully support JeepneED (www.jeepneed.org), a non-profit organization aiming to use the Jeepney as a vehicle for education by turning it into a mobile science and technology lab for rural schools in the Philippines. It will contain 10 netbooks, a 3G hub for internet connectivity, a printer, a projector, and other basic educational materials.

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March 21st, 2011 at 8:33 am

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