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Day October 20, 2007

How One Amazing Woman (and Twitter) are Sending a Girl to College

Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Chris Brogan and 52 other people send Cambodian girl to college!

Yesterday, thanks to Chris Brogan, I had a chance to be part of something great.

Beth Kanter raised over $1000 in less than 24 hours to send a Cambodian girl to college by using her Facebook and Twitter networks (plus a ChipIn widget on her blog) to meet her goal.

I received a Tweet(s) from Chris Brogan, who had also blogged and and cheerleader-ed the effort.

The goal was reached in hours and it was amazing to be a part of something so big – and this was also a case study of Social Media happening in real time.

Thank you Beth for the opportunity and I can’t wait to meet you in person at Podcamp Boston next weekend.

(Via Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media.)