Saturday, 1 August 2009

Twibbon - 'Causes For Twitter' growing fast

Twibbon ( describes itself as 'the easiest way to promote your cause through Twitter.

Twibbon's are created through '3 easy steps and soon all your supporters will be proudly wearing their twibbons on their twitter profile images. Simply describe your cause and upload a twibbon image and we will do the rest.' Alternatively Twibbon users can Search for an existing cause and click on the thumbnail to affiliate themselves to it.

Twibbon homepageTwibbon homepage

Twibbon launched two weeks ago and as of this morning, Twibbon has generated 101,836 pledges of support(!) shared among over 3,874 varied causes.

The variety of Twibbon topics can be easily seen by looking at some of the most popular Twibbons:

Most supported TwibbonsMost supported Twibbons from Twibbon homepage (click for larger image)

The largest Twibbon currently is called 'Indonesia Unite', a simple red and white stripe to show the world that 'We Are Not Afraid.'

There are also popular Twibbons for:

New Kids On The Block:

NKOTB Twibbon
IE6 Must Die (highlighting a Mashable campaign):

IE6 Must Die Twibbon
(HBO's official Twibbon for) True Blood:

TrueBlood Twibbon
"Support Sarah Palin":

Support Sarah Palin Twibbon(*UK political parties have also started to experiment with Twibbon, more on Brand Republic)

Twibbon usage has increased rapidly in its first 14 days. As the Twitter user base widens (and Twitter users look for ever more imaginative ways to use Twitter) then Twibbon usage should continue to grow - watch this space!

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1 comment:

Marcy said...

I've heard of this but I haven't really looked into it. I can imagine the popularity it's getting though. I've got to get to work and check it out. I think it will be loads of help not only for "causes" but also for organizations. :)