Cool: the 1st Street named after a twitter name!

Posted: September 29, 2009 in Community Service, Social Networking, Technology
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“The Twitter name “@arjanelfassed” is not only the Twitter account of one Arjan El Fassed; it’s also the name of an actual location, “@ arjanelfassed tweetstreet,” which is now a street in a Palestinian refuge camp. The Dutch website Jouw Eigen Straatnam charges $146 for each of 200 street names in the Askar camp and gives the proceeds to the Palestinian Child Care Society (PCCS), according to Al Fassed, to fund “cultural and expressive after-school activities” for the up to 1,000 children in the camp at its youth center. Part of the program’s allure, he says, is that the corresponding street signs are temporary.” – Eliot Van Buskirk, Wired.com

Now that’s so awesome! I’m gona try to get one someday, but not so sure how to go about it exactly since the website is in German I think :p But I think all you twitterZ should get your name out there and help support a great cause 🙂

UPDATE: I figured it out with the help of GoogleTranslate! Y’all just wait 🙂

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