L.A. Twestival Raises Awareness For Concern Worldwide

by HANNAH LAWRENCE · March 29, 2010

Stacey Soleil, Rynda Laurel, Shira Lazar and Paula GouldRynda LaurelShira Lazar and Derrick AshongAlex AlbrechttwestivalLynn Langit and Nicole JordanStacey Soleil, Jim Weiler, Marla Schulman and Hoda

[photos via Erin Broadley for LA Weekly] The Twittering elite of Los Angeles and Metric gathered at The Roxy last Thursday for this year's L.A. Twestival to raise money for Concern Worldwide, a humanitarian organization that empowers children through education.

And you can bet the event got its fair share of tweets.

If you haven't looked in your Twitter dictionary recently, "Twitter" + "Festival" = "Twestival," which in old English can be defined as "a charity event that uses social networking to bring about positive changes to the world." In this case, the event was hosted by Shira Lazar and Oprah Radio's Derrick Ashong and was broadcast on UStream.TV. But in addition to raising awareness for Concern Worldwide, you can bet it also raised awareness (or concern) about bandwidth limits. So now we need a charity for that.

The Hawk, Mike Prasad, and Lauren ScheffMetricJim Weiler and HodaRynda Laurel, Heather Meeker and Calvin LeeAmanda CoolongEfren ToscanoMetricAmanda Coolong and Efren ToscanoThe Hawk, Mike Prasad, and Lauren ScheffLaurie Percival

Go HERE to see Twestival 2010 in NYC.

[images via Erin Broadley for LA Weekly]