Yo, Tweeps

I’ve been persuaded by @NaomiStarkman @civileater @HavenBourque and @TomPhilpott that I ought really to spend more time on Twitter. It’s an experiment that I’ll start soon, in earnest, if there’s demand. But in the meantime, if you’re on Twitter and want to hear me tweet, let me know. I’m @_RajPatel.

One Reply to “Yo, Tweeps”

  1. Hey Raj!

    I have really enjoyed reading your blogs that encompass a large range of development issues. Even though I follow your blogs this is my first comment on your blog. I wanted to inform you and the rest of the international development community about a great initiative. I am not sure if you have heard about the World Partnership Walk (WorldPartnershipWalk.com). The World Partnership Walk is Canada’s largest annual event dedicated to raising funds and increasing awareness to fight global poverty. Since the Walk’s inception, its corporate, individual and team supporters and volunteers have together raised more than $60 million in support of international development initiatives supported by Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), making it the largest and most successful event of its kind in Canada. 100% of funds raised by the World Partnership Walk go directly to fund international development projects – not one cent is spent on administration.

    A group of engineer students and former Facebook and Microsoft employees have developed a website called ChooseForChange.com

    Recent international news has focused much attention on the roles of Twitter and Facebook in bringing about major social and political change. While social media has served as a catalyst for this revolution, we believe that passion for another popular form of technology, the smartphone, can be harnessed and put to good use.

    Our team is inviting self-professed iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Android fanboys/girls to compete for the title of “most generous smartphone” by donating to the World Partnership Walk.

    Our users can visit ChooseForChange.com and prove their generosity by selecting their favourite smartphone brand and donating in a collective effort to win the challenge.

    Just thought I would let you know!

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