Twitter for fundraising

I’m feeling lazy today, so a ‘filtering’ post (not original content). Brought to you direct from Twitter blog:

Twittering for The Children

Yesterday I received this email from one of our Dutch Twitter fans.


This morning, dutch journalist and TV presenter Francisco van Jole (@2525) asked if the dutch twitterazi did anything for the OLPC project. I responded by suggesting we’d have a fund raising day today; every tweet with the term ‘olpc’ in it would count as one euro sponsorship money. Since such laptops cost about 140 euro’s, @2525 said he would buy one if we’d reach 140 tweets with ‘olpc’ by midnight tonight.

Today, Michiel emailed to tell me they managed to purchase 21 laptops through laptop.org. Well Merry Christmas then! Good work.

yay! social media for social good! social networks for social fundraising! And you thought you were just wasting time tweeting šŸ™‚

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbesā„¢ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazineā„¢) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAgeā„¢). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

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