Platform Lets Anyone Donate to Charity with a Tweet
Charitweet is facilitating small donations to any charity on Twitter through a quick tweet or RT.
Sending money through the service is fairly easy. Twitter users simply create a new tweet that has the USD amount they want to send(using Twitter’s $ tag), along with an @ tag for the charity and Charitweet’s own Twitter handle – @CHRTWT. Alternatively, they can just retweet someone else’s Charitweet message to match that donation. The first time a user tags @CHRTWT, they’ll receive a notification which asks them to fill out their billing info on the Charitweet site. Once complete, a confirmation receipt is sent and the user can continue donating without having to re-enter their details.
The service helps donors give money to good causes in the time it takes to compose a tweet, and given the viral nature of social media, offers much wider exposure than a private donation. Those with large numbers of followers could end up crowdsourcing huge gains for their chosen charity through the platform.