Happy “Tweetsgiving”, Bethesda?

Yes, the title is a quick reference to Twitter.com and Thanksgiving of course!  As this Greater Bethesda area news and information guide is still in its infancy, we have yet to post any articles related to technology. There’ll be much to come in the future — great websites, tools, gadgets, and more to help make your life a little easier.  But today, I wanted to quickly point out the power of social media.

Reported several hours ago, by Mark Hopkins, a prominent technology writer, Epic Change, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is on the precipice of raising $10,000 in 48 hours. (As I am writing this post, Epic Change has just gone over the 75% mark).  And what is Epic Change doing with this money? Building a classroom in Tanzania.   All of this using a website they created called Tweetsgiving.org.  I understand for some of you, this website won’t make much sense and that’s fine 🙂  What is worth “taking home” is behind the programming is a truly “grassroots” fundraiser being held on a virtual platform.

For those of you who don’t use Twitter and are curious, I’ll post diagrams, videos, and tutorials in the future to help get you aquainted.

In the end, however it isn’t about the technology,  it’s about the amazing people behind the technology.  I thought a group like Epic Change deserved the spotlight on this very special day.  Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving…

– Kevin, from GreaterBethesdaOnline.com

Many thanks to the Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins and the brilliant folks at Mashable.com, for your wonderful work.
Source: Tweetsgiving: What are You Thankful For?