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Honolulu Twestival

(HawaiiNewsNow) - Here's some social networking lingo for you: people who Twitter are called twitterers, tweeps or tweeples.

A tweetaholic is someone addicted to tweeting.

And then there's a twestival. Ryan Ozawa is here to tell us what that means.

Honolulu Twestival

  • Thursday, 5-9pm
  • Oceans 808
  • $20 online, $25 door

Global grassroots effort will raise money to eliminate poverty in world's poorest countries –

WHO: Hawaii's social media community is organizing a grassroots, 100 percent volunteer driven effort to raise money for Concern Worldwide, a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world's poorest countries.

WHAT: Honolulu will join hundreds of international cities for Twestival Global 2010 bringing Twitter and other social networking communities together in an effort to raise money for Concern Worldwide. Honolulu's pau hana-style event will feature food, drinks, raffle, and a lineup of live Hawaii entertainment, including Lehua Kalima Heine, Candy Diaz, Sabrina Velazquez, Wait For It, and Yoza.

Honolulu Twestival is being organized 100 percent by volunteers and 100 percent of the ticket sales go directly to Concern Worldwide. By rallying together globally for a single cause on the same day, Twestival aims to bring awareness to this global crisis.

WHERE: Oceans 808, Restaurant Row, 500 Ala Moana Blvd.

WHEN: March 25, 2010, 5:00-9:00 p.m.

TICKETS: Advance Tickets Online: $20/person – includes pupu buffet and two (2) drinks, Tickets at the door: $25/person – same inclusions as above. Tickets available online at http://honolulu.twestival.com/tickets. Note: Must be at least 21 years old to attend this event. 100 percent of ticket sales go to Concern Worldwide.

WHY: An estimated 72 million children worldwide are not enrolled in school. Concern Worldwide is committed to reaching those left behind and giving them access to learning and the chance to break out of the cycle of poverty. Twestival Global is revolutionizing the way concerned citizens all over the world connect to the poorest among us.

WEBSITES:

  • Honolulu Twestival – honolulu.twestival.com / twitter.com/hitwestival
  • Concern Worldwide – www.concernworldwide.org / twitter.com/concern
  • Twestival Global 2010 – twestival.com / twitter.com/twestival
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