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Twitter’s first crowdsourced charity Christmas single challenges the X Factor

#twitterxmassingle Winter Song
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The world’s first Twitter-crowdsourced charity Christmas single has just been released on iTunes and Amazon, and is a strong contender for this year’s Christmas number one.

In just under two weeks the single, Winter Song (#twitterxmassingle) has been created to support the National Maternity Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Holles Street.

#twitterxmassingle Winter Song

It all started at the end of November when Brenda Drumm, @BrendaDrumm, posted a question on Twitter;

Only took a few hours and Brenda had gathered the names of dozens of people willing to help; writing on her blog the morning after the tweet Brenda was able to say, “The idea has taken legs and at 11.15am on Sunday morning we have a stylist, a studio, a videographer, a PR person, some TV presenters and personalities and a very willing and wonderful group of people or tweeps from Twitter to do the singing and organising.”

And literally thousands of tweets and retweets later (Topsy reports over 3,000 in the past two weeks for the #tag alone) and with the  support of national and local media the single was recorded in Dublin’s Westin Hotel by about 140 volunteers.

The track has already climbed to number 4 in the Irish iTunes Charts (at the time of writing) but it will be another week before we see where it is placed on the overall charts.

3 Comments

  1. How wonderful it is for a woman to hear that she is going to create a new life within her womb! Soon the joy wears off, to be replaced by practical apprehensions. There are unexpected expenses to be borne, as well as physical discomforts like swollen ankles and hands, morning sickness, constipation, back pain, etc. Mainly, the mother-to-be is preoccupied with getting cheap maternity wear. Here is where shopping skills and creativity take a hand! And not to be forgotten is “style”. Pregnant or not pregnant, a woman wants to look good at all times! Fortunately for her, modern designers have taken everything into account to create stylish but cheap maternity wear!

    http://cheap-maternity-wear.blogspot.com

  2. How wonderful it is for a woman to hear that she is going to create a new life within her womb! Soon the joy wears off, to be replaced by practical apprehensions. There are unexpected expenses to be borne, as well as physical discomforts like swollen ankles and hands, morning sickness, constipation, back pain, etc. Mainly, the mother-to-be is preoccupied with getting cheap maternity wear. Here is where shopping skills and creativity take a hand! And not to be forgotten is “style”. Pregnant or not pregnant, a woman wants to look good at all times! Fortunately for her, modern designers have taken everything into account to create stylish but cheap maternity wear!

    http://cheap-maternity-wear.blogspot.com

  3. How wonderful it is for a woman to hear that she is going to create a new life within her womb! Soon the joy wears off, to be replaced by practical apprehensions. There are unexpected expenses to be borne, as well as physical discomforts like swollen ankles and hands, morning sickness, constipation, back pain, etc. Mainly, the mother-to-be is preoccupied with getting cheap maternity wear. Here is where shopping skills and creativity take a hand! And not to be forgotten is “style”. Pregnant or not pregnant, a woman wants to look good at all times! Fortunately for her, modern designers have taken everything into account to create stylish but cheap maternity wear!

    http://cheap-maternity-wear.blogspot.com

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Piers Dillon-Scott is co-editor of The Sociable and writes about stuff he finds. He likes technology, media, and using the Oxford comma (because it just makes sense).