09 Apr '11, 1pm

Virtual Parties Raising Real Money For Animals > yay 4 #pawpawties & #Anipals!

Virtual Parties Raising Real Money For Animals > yay 4 #pawpawties & #Anipals!

Animal rescues have a new and unexpected ally; anipals on Twitter. Since February 2009, animal lovers from all over the world have been coming together via Twitter to have what is known as a PawPawty. PawPawty attendees have raised over $47,622 for various animal charities through the events. A charity is chosen for each party, which takes place over a specific weekend (once a month). The next "pawty" is the weekend of April 23 and 24th. All you need to attend is a Twitter account. The parties are well organized, with virtual DJs playing great music via GrooveShark or Blip.fm, and they even offer a wide variety of virtual snacks catered to each party theme. There are often physical prizes offered for answering trivia questions correctly during the party, in addition to the virtual offerings. During the party, attendees are encouraged to "tip the barkender," in other words,...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/virtual-p...

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