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Selling tweets

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by sammy95, Nov 14, 2013.

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  1. sammy95

    sammy95 Newbie

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    I was wondering if their was a way to set up my own little webpage for a twitter account i have where the people on twitter can go onto it and simply type in some text into a box and pay like $1 to tweet it and it gets tweeted out my twitter account.

    I know of some ad websites that offer this but they take a commission and i don't want the people going on the site then wandering off to find someone with more followers then paying them.

    I think i have seen this setup before ages ago but i can't find it again, they just get paid though paypal and you then type the tweet and click tweet.

    Anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. Beven

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    This is actually quite an interesting concept, though it would be hard to filter the tweets as not to get your account banned for posting something inappropriate. Would probably have to be manually monitored.
     
  3. Yura 977

    Yura 977 Registered Member

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    Good concept you should get started
     
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    It's against twitters TOS, tweetpeddler.com did exactly this until twitter shut them down a month or two ago.
     
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    Yep, this is against their terms. There's been 2 such sites I've known about. Tweetpeddler was one, but there was another, which the name escapes me, ran a few months back.

    Both were blocked by Twitter. I've also seen Twitter accounts get banned from using MyLikes - there were no other logical reason for them to be banned, other than using MyLikes.
     
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    This and it crushed my wallet as well as my dreams... lol
     
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    The programming is simple - HTML form to accept the tweet, a little PHP code to make sure it's 140 characters or less (you could even filter for profanity if you wanted), the a PHP API call to send the tweet.

    I've been writing some really interesting PHP scripts to interact with twitter lately and they work well. But, as others have stated, once you get big enough for people to find your service on the internet, you'll also be found by twitter and stomped on.
     
  9. The Mentalist

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    Twitter will kill it, besides, you'll have to programmatically include #ad or #sp at the end of every tweet. When this was done before it wasn't too successful because generally it resulted in poorly constructed ads that just looked like spam.
     
  10. sammy95

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    Dam, didn't realise this wasn't allowed because if you google 'buy tweets' sites like buysellads come up and there are celebrities like Paris Hilton selling tweets? wouldn't they get banned?
     
  11. Yura 977

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    I wasn't aware of this either ..