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Twitanthropy – philanthropy one tweet at a time by sylvng

I have talked about a lot of microphilanthropies on this blog now, but I haven’t talked about many that are Twitter based. Partially I’ve been conscious that some readers out there are sick of hearing about Twitter. You may have read the TechCrunch post this weekend where they explained just why they’re covering Twitter so much, despite there being an obvious vocal outcry about too much hype for a very simple application. But like MG Siegler, I also believe that the power of Twitter is in its simplicity, and I just couldn’t help writing about a Twitter based microphilanthropy anymore.

So here’s one that has a very simple microphilanthropy to get involved with. It’s called Twitanthropy (@Twitanthropy), and it does fundraising for Water Charity . Funds go towards three things:

  1. A school water tank – total cost is $500; you can contribute by Tweeting and donating $5
  2. A latrine in Guatemala or Honduras – total cost is $110, contribute by Tweeting and donating $1
  3. A water filter in Guatemala – total cost is $37, asking contribution is $0.25 plus a Tweet

It’s all done through Tipjoy, which makes it extremely easy for you to Tweet and make a payment at the same time. In fact, the Tweet is mostly built out for you – all you have to do is press the button!

And that’s it. You won’t hear me touting Twitter again… for today. =)

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