Paying with a tweet

Submitted by tomo on October 7, 2010 - 3:16am

I've been thinking about this idea of "pay with a tweet" where you can buy a product, say an ebook, mp3, or module, not what cash but with a tweet, or a Facebook "like". If a successful you end up with great free word-of-mouth marketing.

It could be used on the Detroit Institute of Techno to give access to special DJ sets, or on to create naming projects or as a reward for a contest winner.

There's a website that makes it easy for everyone ( but the concept is simple enough that any web developer could implement it. All you need is a special URL that links to whatever digital media you're "selling" and a Twitter/oath or Facebook app that tweets/likes from the buyers account, or some way to verify that the buyer has spread the word.

So maybe this will spread to other social bookmarking sites and social news sites. A Web startup could exchange access to their site for a vote on Hacker News, for example.

I think it's a great idea. Maybe a good candidate for a Drupal module?

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