Earlier today, the Blog Herald interviewed Amanda Rose (Twitter: @amanda), founder and event organizer for Twestival (see earlier coverage), which gathers volunteer Twitter users everywhere this Thursday, February 12 to raise money and awareness for charity:water. Here you go.
How has Twitter helped the spread of the Twestival meme?
Twitter as a communications tool has enabled Twestival to happen. This type of global, grassroots events series could never have happened even 2 years ago. The immediacy of communication and the ability to tie communities together via Twitter has been crucial. We are also using Twitter as the foundation of many of our fundraising efforts; Tipjoy.com is a great way for people to ‘tweet’ their donation and spread the word to others.