ProBlogger Launching Pay Per Tweet. Sad – UPDATE – a funny joke though…

From the “bye bye conversation, welcome spam” and “you got me” departments

I love Problogger – the guy is a great source of information for the community. Today he did a simple move that will hurt the same community – Pay Per Tweet.

The concept is simple – these guys will pay tweeters to tweet about products, and broker the relationship between them and brand.

Sad. Now Twitter is going to be spammed with Gatorade info, Nigerian bankers, and Coca Cola tweets.

UPDATE: Look at the comments – many say that this is April’s fools thingie, based on the date of the PR and the email address I sure hope you are all right 🙂

Update 2: Yep, it was a joke.  Thanks god. The guy did get 18 serious inquiries – which makes it a bit disturbing… 


10 Responses to “ProBlogger Launching Pay Per Tweet. Sad – UPDATE – a funny joke though…”

  1. 1 jon burg March 31, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    This is sad.

    I’ve long been debating the rules of disclosure in Twitter. There isn’t room for anything lengthy, but if you’re doing pay-per-tweet, you’ve got to start disclosing.

  2. 2 jon burg March 31, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    This is probably an April fools joke.

  3. 3 Kfir Pravda March 31, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    It isn’t a joke – look at his Twitter. This is another nail in the conversation coffin

  4. 4 Lara March 31, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    LOL You keep telling yourself that, Kfir.

    I love how people are so damn serious all the time! Hahaha…

  5. 5 Kfir Pravda March 31, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    @ Lara – I am one of those people who are usually not that serious 🙂 It is however annoying to see these initiatives

  6. 6 Soren B. Jacobsen March 31, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    hehehe… it is absolutely a joke… note the email address for contact info: 142008@… (for those in the US not used to the rest of the worlds dating system it goes day/month/year i.e. 1-4-2008; AKA April 1st).

    I do agree… it would be horrible if it were true… but its not, so fear not 🙂

  7. 7 Kfir Pravda March 31, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Hope you guys are right 🙂 we will see tomorrow 🙂

  8. 8 Brian Clark March 31, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    It’s April 1 in Australia…

  9. 10 Lara April 1, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    tum de dum dum…

    You should know Darren well enough by know, Kfir.
    And keep your “not so serious side” on top, will ya? 😉

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