Collage of screenshots of Valentine’s Day Google hangout with President Obama.
Well, the Send Twitter a Dollar campaign is not going viral. I do notice, however, a big uptick in traffic to posts on my daily blog, Counselor @ Law, having to do with the efforts of my son, Dan Carleton, to come up with ways to extract, suppress, bury, eliminate the damn promoted tweets from one’s Twitter timeline. And you can do it, thank to Dan! On the web, at least.
Tweeters Wanting to Pay
There are some great ideas in here. Eg, Winer writes, “What if there were a Kickstarter for depositing money in escrow, ready to be claimed by a specific company, if they are willing to sell us something that right now they are not willing to sell us.”
Well, it’s President’s Day today, so, can’t send a letter to Twitter today - at least not by US Post. Tomorrow works! (iotacon by Andy Rash.)
If you can find a stamp and an envelope, write a letter to Twitter to go with your dollar bill. There’s a tab above to take you to a suggested form of letter that you are free to use or borrow from. The model letter is itself based on the original letter that inspired this campaign.
This campaign was inspired by an exchange of tweets between two Twitter employees, who mocked - on Twitter! - a letter mailed in with a dollar bill.
The letter was from a user who did not want to accept the service for free. The user wanted to pay for the service, out of a concern that, otherwise, Twitter might assume it had permission to take advantage.
The Twitter employees thought the letter-writer was crazy. We say she was brilliant!