May 5, 2009

Tweets for a Cause reaches the world through Twitter

Philanthropy support network Tweets for a Cause (@tweetsforacause) generated worldwide reaction after posting a single tweet this morning, with more than 300 retweets of its message (some removed the user name) and 5,000 link clicks.

On the first Tuesday of every month, Tweets for a Cause plans to send out one tweet in an effort to mobilize the Twitter community and get word out about an important cause. This first tweet raised awareness about breast cancer and benefited the Susan G. Komen Atlanta Chapter. Each time a different charity will be benefited.

Here's the first tweet and some follow-up tweets from @tweetsforacause:

  1. Tweets For A Cause
    tweetsforacause 8 Signs Your Mom, Wife, Sister May Have Breast Cancer: ~ PLZ READ & RT!
  2. Tweets For A Cause
    tweetsforacause Over 2,900 link clicks in the first 20 minutes. Great job! Let's keep tweeting throughout the day!
  3. Tweets For A Cause
    tweetsforacause WOW! Twitter driving thousands of visits/hr to "8 signs of breast cancer page" via @KenRobbins

Here's some early reaction to the project from across the Twitterverse:

  1. GoodwillNG
    GoodwillNG (North Georgia) @tweetsforacause Thanks for hte follow. Looking forward to connecting with you. Applauding your concept.
  2. Birgit Hoff
    EmmaPeel_ (Cologne, Germany) Wanna be a Tweetheart? RT @tweetforacause Would you tweet once per month to help your community? Here's how: (plz retweet)
  3. Detroit Diaper Bank
    DADiaperBank (Southeast Michigan) @alittlegnocchi @helpamotherout Tweets for a Cause - Kind of cool eh? - Very cool! How does a cause get featured?
  4. Bill Stevens
    DailyTwiTips (Midwest U.S.A.) Great cause and also a good stress test for the twitter servers -
  5. Siobhan Bulfin
    SiobhanBulfin (Wellington, New Zealand) recommend following @tweetsforacause for breast cancer awareness and other causes in need of public awareness and fund raising.

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