Junior Haley Weiss promotes the Gift of Water club on Twitter


What do you usually tweet about?
Mostly I tweet about meeting times, but sometimes I tweet inspirational things and little facts about how deficient the water is in Haiti and how clean water is a necessity in life. I want to show the devastation that the Haitian people go through every day.

What is the Gift of Water organization and what is the goal of this CHS club?
Gift of Water is an organization that benefits people in Haiti who do not have access to clean water, and we create these water filtration systems which cost about 20 to 30 dollars per system. Basically right now we want to educate people about how little clean water the people in Haiti have. So by doing this, we just hope to get more people involved.

What do you hope to accomplish with the Gift of Water Twitter page?
I just want to get the club more known since it was just recently started this year. It’s a really good cause that I think a lot of people can relate to, and the Twitter account will help get the word out.

How often do you tweet, and how long have you had this Twitter page?
I have only been using Twitter for a couple months because the club itself is pretty new, so I’ve used the account for a couple months almost. And I tweet whenever it’s necessary or when I find some fun little facts. Sometimes it is when there is a meeting coming up or an event that will happen.

Why did you choose to use Twitter rather than other social networking sites, like Facebook and Tumblr?
I use Twitter because it’s really fast, and you can see everything that is going on in less than 140 characters. It’s super easy to use,   and you can basically find everything on it. If you want to know what the weather is outside, you can check Twitter.

Why was the Twitter page started?
It was at one of our meetings that someone suggested that we start a new Twitter account for the club. I made the account and have been managing it, but the club president also has access to the page.