First Twestival Well Drilled In Ethiopia

Remember the Twestival event held back on February 12 by over 200 cities around the world to help raise money for charity:water? You’ll be happy to know that the $250,000 raised have just drilled its first well in Ethiopia.

The charity:water team has posted the following four videos so you can share the town’s excitement over their new well and see first hand the true power of Twitter. How long do you think it takes to organize an event that spans 200+ cities? You would think it would take months, maybe years, of planning. Under normal conditions, it may take over a year to set up something this big but on Twitter the event was organized in under two weeks by utilizing the talents and financial support of the local Twittersphere.

charity: water is a non profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. They give 100% of the money raised to direct project costs, funding sustainable clean water solutions in areas of greatest need. Just $20 can give one person in a developing nation clean water for 20 years. Make a donation here.


35 thoughts on “First Twestival Well Drilled In Ethiopia”

  1. Fabio Santos says:

    Interesting action. I’ll follow too. Thanks for share.

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    1. I agree as well since i’m interested in something like this

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  2. Michael Zhao says:

    Nice! Water is the source for all living creatures to thrive…and thrive they shall!

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  3. I’m following them for 2 months and I have a lot of respect for them and foe what they are doing.

    Truly inspirational. Come on people: DONATE!!

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    1. some people are just not in the position where they can although its great to do it.

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  4. great to see the global connection from social networking. We have been hearing lately about how all these sites waste time and are counterproductive, but this example shows the public how the opposite is also true! I know without Twitter, this chairity would have had a much harder time connecting to such a large and diverse group in order to collaborate for a common cause. Thanks for the share John.

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    1. Michael Zhao says:

      However, it’s still publicity, none the less…BUT…it’s a great thing they are doing…don’t get me wrong.

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      1. what?

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        1. Michael Zhao says:

          Cheeeeeses!!!

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          1. don’t get what you mean bud, I mean come on what do you mean all the time

      2. Yeah, I don’t get this comment either.

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    2. Cam Birch says:

      I would actually say that a charity like this could not exist if it were not for world wide social media like Twitter. Even the best charities have a 6% or higher advertising cost. The most popular and well known have costs as high as 50-70% of donations.

      To see $250k raised and deployed in only a few months is more like a miracle than anything.

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    3. It’s amazing what Twitter has been able to do. I don’t think I’ve seen a social network like it.

    4. its not easy to create enough buzz to your site if your not overly known.

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  5. game-girl says:

    It is pleasant to hear about people doing good in this world.

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    1. yeah its great but picture if everyone would donate than many diseases would be treated because all of the research that can be done to cure them

  6. Cam Birch says:

    Wow, just wow. That is super cool how one “small” group of people can make such a worldwide impact.

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  7. Truly amazing. Those people look so happy about it.

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  8. Sueblimely says:

    This is an amazing example of how viral social media such as Twitter can be used to do good in the world. I needed to read something like this to counteract the less optimistic news I have been reading.

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  9. Amazing what Twitter can do

    1. Prince Sioni says:

      Amazing what technology can do! 🙂

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      1. lol totally get what you mean bud considering that people use software to get a lot of followers

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  10. There are some power of social media sites like twitter to be explore. Good Attempt.

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  11. Keith Macon says:

    Is anyone amazed what we as a world choose to spend our money on while things like this go undone for so long. Let’s get water to everyone before we head to Mars. I’m just sayin’.

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  12. fas says:

    Way too much importance to Twitter. What has the world come to.

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    1. because everyone in the world are using twitters services

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  13. fas says:

    Sorry last comment went in the wrong place.

    Its quite interesting to see how Twitter has been pulling in alot of help to people across the globe. Twitter is set to grow further and day by day we see Twitter rank falling lower and lower in Alexa. Soon it will overtake facebook at the rate it is growing. Super stuff.

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  14. That’s right I’d completely forgotten about it. Good to see it in action now.

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  15. That´s pretty good. Thats using Twitter for something really valuable, like helping people in real need.

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    1. considering everyone using it its the easiest way to spread the word to everyone thats following you

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  16. wonder why you used vimeo instead of youtube videos?

  17. game-girl says:

    Twitter can inspire people for good things.

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  18. Dean Saliba says:

    Very inspiring work. I’m not sure if a seocnd one would get the same result though.

  19. Really good cause John – I will be making donation with couple of my friends.

  20. You have show other part and face of your John and we really proud of you.

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