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twestivalHave you ever been to a “tweetup”?  That’s a networking get together that is organized by users on Twitter that brings adorkable geeks, like you, together for drinks and camaraderie.

As I’ve share on my last post there is a global charity event that is harnessing the power of Twitter and tweetups for a great cause.  The NYCTwestival – scheduled for Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at West Side bar M:2 – is just one of more than 100 events scheduled around the world to support charity:water, an organization dedicated to providing developing nations with access to clean drinking water.

The first Twestival was held September 2008 in London and now it has grown to this present event that’s now Global.

I have my ticket… do you?  You should.  The NYCTwestival features an open bar at M:2 until 9 p.m. and there will be live music too.  The first 400 tickets are available for $20 right here. After that, ticket prices increase to $40 and $60. VIP tickets are $100. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to charity:water.

Right now, 1.1 billion people on the planet don’t have access to safe, clean drinking water. That’s one in six of us.  I have plenty of water and I bet you do too.  Make a difference and help!



Tweet. Meet. Give.

On February12,  2009 100+ cities around the world will be hosting Twestivals which bring together Twitter communities for an evening of fun and to raise money and awareness for charity: water.

NYC Twestival 2009 is just under three weeks away!

If you’ve been a Twitter user for a while, you’ve probably heard about “tweetups,” real-life meetups organized through Twitter’s community platform. The NYC Twestival 2009 is like a tweetup with the aim of social change and fundraising.

The NYC Twestival 2009 is like a charity event 2.0.  There’s no three-digit ticket price, no black-tie dress code ( I might wear my tux because I look adorkable in it).  Tickets will be for sale (at an incredibly reasonable price!) very shortly and I’ll post an update as soon as I have more information and you can always follow me on twitter @AdorkableGeek or use he link below.

Hope to see you on Feb 12, 2009!

UPDATE: 1/26/2009 — When NYC Twestival was in its first planning phases a few weeks ago, the organizers were thinking about finding a venue for about 300 people. Now it’s starting to push closer to 1,000. Very soon there will be details available about tickets, a venue, sponsors, and entertainment.

UPDATE: 1/27/2009 — Venue for NYC Twestival announced!

530 West 28th St. (between 10th and 11th Avenues)
New York, NY 10001

open bar from 7:30 to 9, a short presentation from charity:water, live music, and some special guests.

The cost: We’re offering the first 400 tickets at $20. This price will go up incrementally to $40 and then $60, so get in early! NYC Twestival, like all other Twestival events, is completely supported by sponsors and volunteer efforts. 100 percent of all proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to charity:water.

Click here to purchase your early bird ticket now.


ustream-logoI was one of over 100k people that downloaded the Ustream application form Apple’s App Store the day it was available.  I wanted to see if I could  watch some of the inauguration and I also wanted to just test out the technology.  I had read about the application on some blogs I follow.

My plan was to use the application on an iPod Touch to watch a live stream from and guess what?  It was perfect.  There are reviews in the app store about the app crashing and complaints that the app only works over wi-fi and that it doesn’t work over 3G or slower EDGE networks.

Remember folks it’s free and it was just released, so wait for the updates and it will steadily improve.

UPDATE: 1/23/09 11:15 pm EST — I just went to the App Store and guess what? I have a new update from Ustream.  Various bug fixes and Full Screen Support.


NYC has teamed with Google and created an Information Center at 810 Seventh Avenue.

The information Center has Surface-like map tables that are powered by the Google Maps API.  Is that cool or what?  Imagine being able to browse through attractions and create travel plans.  So if you are an adorkable geek make sure that your first stop in NYC is at the information Center.

Read more about the Center here:


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