Twitter Advent Calendar, Day 16: #AlternativeAdvent


Here it is almost the end of Advent. I’ve collected so many amazing things to show you, I think I’m going to switch from how folks are handling presence to more of a focus on neat things folks are doing. I still have a few goodies of the other sort, so we’ll see what happens, but I have so much I want to show you yet!

Today’s post started with an odd serendipitous stumble. I found this.

Twitter Advent Calendar: Day 16, Alternative Advent
TEXT: Day 13: Stay Young, Go Dancing. #alternativeadvent

This appears to be an individual who is putting out a tweet a day during Advent with short pithy philosophical statements. Nice idea. I was curious, so searched her hashtag of #alternativeadvent to see what else she’d done. Well, I found some goodies, but completely different ones.

Twitter: Refugee Action: https://twitter.com/#!/refugeeaction
Twitter Advent Calendar: Day 16, Alternative Advent
TEXT: Thanks for all the RTs of today’s #alternativeadvent task! If you’d like to download our advent calendar, it’s here: [link]

Refugee Action: http://www.refugee-action.org.uk
Refugee Action: Alternative Advent Calendar (PDF): http://www.refugee-action.org.uk/support/documents/RA_advent_calendar.pdf
Twitter Advent Calendar: Day 16, Alternative Advent

Marvelous project attempting to transform Advent by focusing on people and their true needs, ways to help others, globally and locally.

From the same hashtag, I also stumbled on this!

Twitter Advent Calendar: Day 16, Alternative Advent
TEXT: Me encanta!!! #AlternativeAdvent proyecto participativo de David Wilson, música y vídeo en colaboración > [link]
IN ENGLISH: I love this!!! #AlternativeAdvent is a participative project by David Wilson of collaborative music and video > [link]

Fascinating project. David Wilson (who, by the way, blogs entirely in English but has obviously engaged an international audience) for the alternative advent project has partnered each day with a different musician, who offered snippets and soundbytes that had been left on the cutting room floor after other projects, but which were felt by their creator to deserved a broader audience. David then used the snippets of music as soundtrack for brief videos. A very interesting project.

David Wilson: Alternative Advent: http://altadvent.tumblr.com
Twitter Advent Calendar: Day 16, Alternative Advent Twitter Advent Calendar: Day 16, Alternative Advent

There you go. Three completely different alternatives to Advent.

One response to “Twitter Advent Calendar, Day 16: #AlternativeAdvent

  1. Pingback: Twitter Advent Calendar, Day 20: Wellcome | Emerging Technologies Librarian

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