Twitter Users to Meet Offline for Good Cause
According to twestival.com, the idea to use Twitter to organize a charity event came from a group in London.
In September, the group decided to host an event that would benefit a local homeless charity and connect the local Twitter community, many of whom had never met.
Soon, other stories started popping up about local Twitter communities coming together for various causes.
Finally, the idea for a global Twestival was born.
Hall said that each city is responsible for its event. Dallas’ goal is to raise $4,000, roughly the cost of drilling one water well in Central Africa.
Hall said part of the money will be raised through ticket sales. The rest will come from sponsorships and donations.
Hall said it is hard to predict how many will attend Dallas’ Twestival, but she expects people to continue to use social media to raise awareness — and money.
"My whole life is wedded with social media," said Hall, 24, of Dallas. "I keep in contact with people through Facebook and I share stuff on YouTube. There is a saying that Twitter is what happens between e-mails and blogs. Twitter connects people directly with one another. I think it is a natural extension of where things are headed."