Don Amaro

Hi. My name is Don Amaro and I am the admin of both this site and @Madeira.

My roots are divided into two islands namely Curaçao and Madeira. Interesting fact is that these are both islands … and also both are well-known alcoholic drinks. You could therefore consider me as a large bottle with a mixture of these both beverages … only … it has a Dutch label on it. The Netherlands was the place where I spent most of my lifetime, but the last 10 years I have been living on the beautiful island named Madeira.

On daily basis I work as a web strategist, social media editor, photographer, graphic designer, web master … and altruist (which is more my character than my job description). My love for the island of Madeira has grown with the years and therefore, to show my gratitude, I want to give something in return. Through various Internet channels I try to create platforms, introduce ideas with the mere objective to promote the island to the world. And what do I get for in return? Here is where the ‘altruist’ part kicks in.

@Madeira Twitter account is one of the (several) personal projects. Started in 2007, with a total of 11,500+ tweets and 4,650+ followers, it became one of my daily tasks … till recently when I decided to give others (people from Madeira) the opportunity to use this channel to express themselves, via Rotation Curation (#RoCur). Actually all the tweets from the start (2007) till 20th of March 2015 … are mine.

When we have no designated ‘levadeiro’ on a certain week/period, then I will ‘fill in the gaps’. But I hope we can find more Madeirans (maybe even Cristiano Ronaldo …?) to join the fun and show the world how big (in heart and personality) Madeirans really are.

My personal Twitter: @donamaro