Yesterday,  I posted some incomplete thoughts on how to use social media for charitable endeavors in a project concept I tentatively called “Charitweets”. I’ve done some additional thinking about the idea and have come up with a few rough specifications.

  • superficial details
    • “Charitweet” might have to go. Twitter is all that and bag of chips now, but I don’t want to get stuck with an outdated name. It’s also not catchy or memorable enough. Something about being good neighbors, ala Mr. Rogers, might work.
    • I thought a pretty cool logo idea (IMHO). It’s the Pittsburgh skyline with helping hands as the buildings.
  • functionality details
    • scheduling calendar with iCal/RSS feeds and Twitter/text reminders; perhaps Google Calendar
    • location check-ins, ala Foursquare might be interesting
    • blog for site news, updates, etc.
    • mapping tool for finding events; probably Google Maps
    • hosted with WordPress and BuddyPress?
    • podcasts for interviews with charity reps, etc.?
  • event listing details
    • title
    • venue and location
    • map link
    • “add to calendar” link
    • brief description/abstract
    • link to full description (optional)
    • RSVP list
    • share links (email, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
    • expected/desired participants (anyone, college students, computer geeks, etc.)
    • things to bring (just yourself, tools, money, donations, etc.)

Thoughts? Opinions? Ideas? Do you have skills and time you’d like to donate? Leave a comment and let me know. 🙂