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Congratulations Twitterers !

Posted on | February 18, 2009 | No Comments

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    Hello,

    Just a short note to tell you that Twestival raises over $250,000 for charity:water… and they’re still counting!

    More info here

    Brussels Twestival 2009

    Posted on | January 31, 2009 | 1 Comment

      As many cities in the world (Paris, London, New York, Vancouver…), Brussels will organise a “Twestival” next 12 February 2009 to raise money and awareness for charity: water.

      A Twestival, what’s that?

      It all began in September 2008, when a group of Twitterers based in London UK decided to organise an event where the local Twitter community could socialize offline; meet the faces behind the avatars, enjoy some entertainment, have a few drinks and tie this in with a food drive and fundraising effort for a local homeless charity.

      The bulk of the event was organized in under two weeks, via Twitter and utilized the talents and financial support of the local Twittersphere to make this happen.

      Around the world similar stories started appearing of local Twitter communities coming together and taking action for a great cause. Twestival was born out of the idea that if cities were able to collaborate on an international scale, but working from a local level, it could have a spectacular impact.

      By rallying together globally, under short timescales, for a single aim on the same day, the Twestival hopes to bring awareness to this global crisis.

      Brussels Twestival: on the agenda

      First, there will be a lecture on social networks and their societal mark.
      Then, 3 bands will make you dance in a real party with real music!
      And You choose you ticket price (from 5 up to 50 €)! Keep in mind that the Twestival is organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of the money raised from these events will go directly to support charity: water projects.

       
      charity: water promo featuring “Time Bomb” by Beck from charity: water on Vimeo.

      Want to know more?

      In French, there is an article in Lalibre.be
      Or,
      www.twitter.com
      http://twestival.com/
      http://brussels.twestival.com/

      Vox Swap – The social networking website for learning languages

      Posted on | January 29, 2009 | No Comments

        I stumbled upon this website and thought it could interest some of you…

        Vox Swap is a social networking website which will help you to meet people in your city who want to improve a language (your mother tongue) and who speak a language you want to further enhance.

        Because lessons, books and CDs are great ways to learn and practice a language but they can’t replace speaking to a native speaker.

        And it doesn’t matter who you are (a student, a business person …), Vox Swap will ensure you can talk to real people and offer one another pointers on how to excel in a language. Moreover, the registration is completely free!

        Have a look http://www.voxswap.com/

         

        Je suis tombée par hasard sur ce site qui, je le pense, intéressera beaucoup d’entre vous.

        Les cours, livres et CDs sont de bons moyens d’apprendre et de pratiquer une langue mais ils ne remplaceront jamais le face à face avec un natif.

        Vox Swap est un réseau social dont le but est de vous mettre en contact avec des personnes près de chez vous, qui parlent la langue que vous souhaitez améliorer et qui voudraient progresser dans votre langue maternelle.
        Peu importe qui vous êtes (étudiant, travailleur…) et l’inscription est complètement gratuite !

        Tenté(e)? http://www.voxswap.com/

        The Printed blog

        Posted on | January 27, 2009 | No Comments

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          Chicago and San Francisco citizens have been the first readers of the “Printed blog” this morning while New Yorkers should wait a month to discover this specific newspaper…

          The “Printed blog”, what’s that?

          The “Printed blog” is a twice daily printed publication with all its content being pulled from the internet…from blogs. The selection of its content is based solely on the votes of readers and their geographic location.
          In return of their articles (which will not be altered), bloggers will receive a percentage of the advertising profits.

          « A blogger’s point of vue »


          Chris O’Shea, one of the bloggers who accepted to give articles, is a full-time journalist but would like to become a full-time blogger.
          « I’ve decided to contribute because I think it’s a great idea to offer different people the possibility to read different blogs, it’s also a way to reach a new public» said Chris, whose blog called «Surviving myself » relates about life curiosities.
          He added « As bloggers, we are still looking for more recognition from a broader audience ».

          Blogging is for sharing

          Posted on | January 26, 2009 | 1 Comment

            Liverpool Street Station (London), 10:55 am, 15 January 2009.

            T-Mobile (one of the largest mobile companies in the world) was about to make a fuss!

            More than 300 dancers stand in the station and, in a few minutes, will dance on 8 very catchy music tracks during three minutes, to everyone surprise.

            The scene is filmed by 10 hidden cameras and will be broadcast during a break on Channel 4 the next day.

            Inspired by the flash mobs concept and probably very expensive, this ad is definitely the first great buzz of 2009. So…Enjoy!

             

            The T-Mobile Dance


             

            The Public’s Reaction to the T-Mobile Dance

            T-Mobile Dance Rehearsal

             

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