Amanda Rose

After the Twestival hangover, how much money was raised for charity:water? Twestival today said that after adding up 116 of the 175 cities involved, the Twitterrati has raised just over $250,000.

Twitter has been co-opted by celebrities and companies like Starbucks and Bank of America. Now, the San Francisco-based service, which allows people to post updates, or “tweets,” up to 140 characters in length, is being adopted to organize an global fund-raising event called Twestival.

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