Topics on Twitter: Pay Per Tweet
Get ready for a pay-per-tweet program on Twitter. Brian Morrissey reports:
>> The company behind the controversial marketing program that pays bloggers to write about products is preparing to move into Twitter. Izea, formerly called Pay Per Post, is readying a Twitter ad platform called Sponsored Tweets that will offer Twitter users the option of sending their followers messages about brands and products. Twitterers will get paid based either on the number of clicks they receive or on a flat fee per Tweet. (Read more)
Here's what people are saying about this idea today on Twitter:
Bad Idea!!! The best way to get people to stop following you on Twitter is to send out a bunch of stuff that no one wants to see. Communities formed on social networks (even micro-blogs like Twitter)have very little tolerance for spam.
Good try for the folks pushing this idea. But advertisers should stay away. Create your own authentic buzz. Your bottom line will be much happier!
Posted by: Steve Lawson | Jun 5, 2009 11:20:46 AM
Just another name for spam. Yikes.
Posted by: Stuart Feigley | Jun 5, 2009 12:00:35 PM
Bad idea. Credibility gone...just like Hungry Girl.
Posted by: Schmoogie | Jun 5, 2009 2:28:15 PM
It's very simple. Anyone who does this will blocked by me. Expect to see third-party Twitter spam lists grow, ones that will allow users to check for this type of activity before following someone new.
Posted by: Ed Bennett | Jun 5, 2009 9:04:20 PM
Disney & Yoplait have already been sponsoring tweets. My problem is that they are flatfooted and unimaginative. I've begun to ignore the people that are tweeting these ads. Could it be fun and draw readership. Of course.
Posted by: Scott Lackey | Jun 7, 2009 12:38:18 AM
I agree, this is a bad idea all around. Not only will this just be another form of spam, but Twitter users will be much more discerning of who they follow. I know I plan on blocking anyone who posts ads on a continual basis.
Posted by: Desiree | Jun 8, 2009 3:58:57 PM
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