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« on: November 15, 2010, 07:22 »
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Here's the deal.

I have an advertising budget for Microstockgroup and I could just spend it all in Google Adwords or somthing, but I saw the Charity Water campaign last year some time, I liked it but never did anything about it.  I recently stumbled upon it again and thought to put something into action.

Here is a bit about the charity
charity: water promo featuring "Time Bomb" by Beck


So anyhow here's how it'll work.  I'll donate $1.00 to CharityWater for every time someone tweets on twitter with the hash tag #tweetwater and usertag @microstockgroup.  I have $1,000 to spend and am hoping to use everything on this campaign.  I have until Dec. 31 to get this done.  Your tweet could look something like this
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Give free water with a tweet @microstockgroup #tweetwater


Here is the MicrostockGroup charitywater page
http://mycharitywater.org/microstockgroup

And here is the tweet water page
http://mycharitywater.org/tweetwater

If you want to make a donation there yourself, feel free to do so - it is really a great cause and 100% of the donations go to building wells.  But at the least send a tweet and make ME pay :)

here's another video
The story of charity: water - The 2009 September Campaign Trailer


I'll keep this thread posted on the progress.  
« Last Edit: November 26, 2010, 19:09 by leaf »


« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2010, 07:22 »
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so.... does anyone have a good way of counting tweets ? :)  I am sure there must be a website for that somewhere...

« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2010, 08:03 »
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Great campaign, Tyler.
I'm going to shout it out and make my donation :-)
No idea for counting tweets... when I've done a twitter contest, I used the search tool but probably there is something more sophisticated.
Ciao,
       R.

« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2010, 08:43 »
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Great idea, I'll do it even if I don't really use Twitter for anything.  I'll spread the word anyway.

All I have to do it to send a twit with tha sentence you wrote, right?

Here in Brazil we have a huge area subject to draught most of the year. When it rains, it rains well, but water goes away. A NGO builds tanks to collect rainwater, what is actually very cheap (each cost around US$600 and is built by the local people with assistance of the NGO) and allow them to have water for their crops - thus for food - the whole year. 

Little things we can do to change people's lives.

« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2010, 08:52 »
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so.... does anyone have a good way of counting tweets ? :)  I am sure there must be a website for that somewhere...

The one time I tried to do something like this, any searching for my tag got me about 3 results and then "older tweets not available".  At that point, I figured twitter was pretty useless.

« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2010, 08:55 »
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so.... does anyone have a good way of counting tweets ? :)  I am sure there must be a website for that somewhere...

The one time I tried to do something like this, any searching for my tag got me about 3 results and then "older tweets not available".  At that point, I figured twitter was pretty useless.

hmm.. ok.. I guess that means I better start counting quickly.

« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2010, 09:29 »
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I found a couple.. none that REALLY do what I am looking for but I think they might be able to track the stats...

Here are the links, for me to remember as much as anything...

http://hashtags.org/tweetwater
http://www.hashtracking.com/fast-report/?hashtag=tweetwater

« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2010, 13:20 »
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Geez, I only have one follower! :D

« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2010, 13:31 »
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Geez, I only have one follower! :D
now 2 ;)

« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2010, 17:02 »
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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2010, 18:20 »
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Thanks, guys, but don't expect many news from me. I had to get my little note book (paper I mean) to see what was my password at Twitter.   ;D

« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2010, 08:54 »
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after one day, we are up to 50 tweets, $50 donated.

http://mycharitywater.org/p/campaign?campaign_id=10331

also thanks to Roberto Marinello at mystockphoto.org for donating to the campaign and the post on his blog.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2010, 08:56 by leaf »

« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2010, 18:11 »
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Great Idea Tyler. I just did it.

« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2010, 08:20 »
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8 tweets in the last 24 hours.  So now we are up to 58

« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2010, 08:31 »
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My Pleasure, Tyler.
I will post an update on December, just to remind the campaign.

« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2010, 12:10 »
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after one day, we are up to 50 tweets, $50 donated.

http://mycharitywater.org/p/campaign?campaign_id=10331

also thanks to Roberto Marinello at mystockphoto.org for donating to the campaign and the post on his blog.


78 tweets ... only 922 to go :)
« Last Edit: November 18, 2010, 12:13 by leaf »

« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2010, 13:26 »
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If I ask non-photo friends to twit that, does it count?

« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2010, 16:32 »
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If I ask non-photo friends to twit that, does it count?

yes, of course - that's fine.

« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2010, 19:13 »
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A friend has just sent a tweet, how long will it take to show one more in that stats page?

« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2010, 20:09 »
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A friend has just sent a tweet, how long will it take to show one more in that stats page?

which stats page?

« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2010, 05:32 »
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Here's the deal.

I have an advertising budget for Microstockgroup and I could just spend it all in Google Adwords or somthing, but I saw the Charity Water campaign last year some time, I liked it but never did anything about it.  I recently stumbled upon it again and thought to put something into action.


That is a really nice thing to do. I am hugely impressed by such kindness. "APPLAUSE"

I've just bought a pair of great shoes which is linked to the same charity. If I buy a pair they donate a pair and they are really cool.
http://www.toms.com/charity-water-earthwise-men-s-classics [nofollow]
« Last Edit: November 19, 2010, 06:05 by Stockware »

« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2010, 06:15 »
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Here's the deal.

I have an advertising budget for Microstockgroup and I could just spend it all in Google Adwords or somthing, but I saw the Charity Water campaign last year some time, I liked it but never did anything about it.  I recently stumbled upon it again and thought to put something into action.


That is a really nice thing to do. I am hugely impressed by such kindness. "APPLAUSE"

I've just bought a pair of great shoes which is linked to the same charity. If I buy a pair they donate a pair and they are really cool.
http://www.toms.com/charity-water-earthwise-men-s-classics


Thanks.  The #tweetwater thing is obviously just a form of advertising so the kindness of it should be viewed in context but at the same time I thought it would be better that Charity:water get the advertising $$ than google adwords.... so if it can work then great.

Yeah, I heard about the tom's shoes thing the other day on Gizmodo I think.  Great idea.

« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2010, 09:52 »
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after one day, we are up to 50 tweets, $50 donated.

http://mycharitywater.org/p/campaign?campaign_id=10331

also thanks to Roberto Marinello at mystockphoto.org for donating to the campaign and the post on his blog.


78 tweets ... only 922 to go :)


+6
84 tweets

« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2010, 16:14 »
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A friend has just sent a tweet, how long will it take to show one more in that stats page?


which stats page?


I had meant this: http://hashtags.org/tweetwater
but now I see I have to click on the graph to see the twits below.

I see two of my friends, one twitted twice.

« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2010, 09:21 »
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after one day, we are up to 50 tweets, $50 donated.

http://mycharitywater.org/p/campaign?campaign_id=10331

also thanks to Roberto Marinello at mystockphoto.org for donating to the campaign and the post on his blog.


78 tweets ... only 922 to go :)


+6
84 tweets


+10
94 tweets

@madelaide.  ahh ok, glad you figured it out.  I haven't been using that page very much.  I have been looking at this page to track results
http://www.hashtracking.com/fast-report/?hashtag=tweetwater
It only counts for 24 hours though so I have to check in every day at the same time to get the new count.


 

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