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Twit for hire

Written by David Harry   
Tuesday, 06 May 2008 09:42


Are TwitterWhores the wave of the future? I was following TechCrunch’s unhealthy obsession with Scoble selling out. This time around it’s not about him selling ad space on his blog, but actually Twitter related;

“he’s experimenting with Twittering adverts for perennial sponsor Seagate. He later twittered “I am just having a little fun getting a conversation about microblog advertising going”

This all made me uneasy and being typographically challenged I created this;

Twit for hire


… is that where it’s headed?



0 # Bloggeries 2008-05-06 10:05
Great post and hilarious cartoon.

Seriously IT IS going that way. The issue is you need to develop a following that wants to hear what you have to say. If you've done that I think they will accept certain amounts of ads like that. Obviously some will have higher thresholds then others and you need to find the perfect ratio. That being said I think it's already starting to happen.
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0 # waveshoppe 2008-05-06 10:06
"is that where it
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0 # Dave 2008-05-06 10:26
Well, those are REAL Tweets, so it is happening..but what of less than transparent discosures? How does one know?

sigh... someone always pisses in the pool...
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0 # TheMadHat 2008-05-06 11:48
:sad: That pisses me off. They get unfollowed immediately if I catch it.

I use twitter for conversations. I'm pretty sure Scoble doesn't converse with his thousands of scoble fan boys.
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0 # Dave 2008-05-06 12:12
Same... occassionally nice for news, more of chit chat toy for me... but will it get abused as usual?

It's the Pay-per-post for Social Networks
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0 # James Duthie 2008-05-06 18:10
I am amazed at what you can do with one hand Dave. Great work.

As for commercial tweeting and product placement... it was only a matter of time really. That's what happens when critical mass and awareness are achieved.
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0 # Dave 2008-05-06 18:22
lol... getting pretty good with the mouse inmy left hand so Photoshop was easier than typing.. he he...

... ultimately monetization always creeps in.. at least we can unsubscribe :woohoo:
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+1 # Kristen 2008-05-08 08:11
Twitter whores....It was only a matter of time.
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0 # John 2008-07-05 12:46
I just don't get the whole "twit" thing from the get go..

Hopefully, I will figure it out..

In the meantime...

I have to run...

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