So far, I've managed to avoid Twitter, despite my general enthusiasm for social networking and the web. But this project is enough to get me to sign up:
ONE, the grassroots group co-founded by Bono to fight poverty and disease in Africa and around the world, is organizing thousands of supporters to "tweet" (send a message via Twitter) President Obama, asking him to increase support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria over the next three years.
Obama has proposed cuts to the Global Fund, and ONE is hoping thousands of tweets will change his mind. As of 1:30 p.m. Central Time, nearly 6,000 messages had been sent. With increased funding, supporters argue, virtually no child will be born with HIV by 2015.
If you're already on Twitter, you can add your message by clicking here.
Me? I'm off to start a Twitter account.