Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tweet for Cash?

So, I've discovered this new(ish) company called Magpie that is pretty much an affiliate advertiser for Twitter. Meaning companies pay them to pay Twitterers to tweet their campaign messages. If you have a Twitter account, that could be you getting paid.

I've just signed up as a sort of trial run. I'm planning on doing a review on how well it works, i.e. if the pay is enough to be worth it. The thing is, though, that you don't even have to take the time to do the tweeting yourself--it's automated. You get to approve the ads you'll tweet and set how often they will auto-tweet.

I'm fairly new to Twitter also. So this whole advertising everywhere thing is a little overwhelming for me, not to mention brainwashingly capitalistic (media, media, everywhere). But really, Twitter's kind of ridiculous anyway. Admit it, you know it is. As a mass broadcast system, it's pretty much already just an advertising venue anyway--whether for companies or individuals. What's one more step in that direction, especially if it means a bit of totally passive income for us poor folk?

What do you think about ad networks like Magpie? Has Twitter become simply an annoying advertising venue?

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Kate Burton said...

I think twitter is fun but I don't know if it has influence as an advertising source. I guess we'll just have to see but honestly, if my feed gets filled with ads I probably won't use it much.

3boyzmom said...

Thanks so much for this info! I just signed up and they said I could potentially earn up to $155.00 per month! What a way to get paid!

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