Izea Launches Sponsored Tweets

Filed as News on August 4, 2009 9:08 pm

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sponsoredtweets.jpgPayPerPost creators Izea have launched Sponsored Tweets, which is exactly what it sounds like. You’ll set a price and if an advertiser thinks it sounds good he can buy a tweet from you. Then you write something about the sponsor and tweets it along with a link. Full disclosure is mandatory, which means that this actually isn’t as evil as one would perhaps believe. They have in fact managed to ensnare a few “web celebs” such as Chris Pirillo and Loren Feldman for example. Add ex-Playboy bunny (?) Holly Madison and you’ve got a nice mix of mainstream meets geek.

Tweets are sent via OAuth login to Sponsored Tweets. Check it out, but before you do that, tell me this: Would you click a link in an obviously sponsored tweet?

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  1. By Steven Finch posted on August 4, 2009 at 9:56 pm
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    Bit late on this. We wrote about this launch about 2 weeks ago. http://crenk.com/sponsored-tweets-sponsored-twitter-messages-from-izea/

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  2. By Burnman posted on August 6, 2009 at 10:39 pm
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    Not only will I… NEVER …click a sponsored link in my Twitter timeline, I will unfollow & block the individual.

    Services like Izea, Twittad, Magpie, etc are nothing more than bandwidth hijacking spam injection systems which do nothing to benefit the Twitter community, and cost users of these services credibility and respect.

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  5. By Harsh Agrawal posted on September 25, 2009 at 8:23 pm
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    I never liked the idea of making money from tweets, but Sponsored tweet is one of few programs which I actually liked…
    Probably control over ad tweets is something which I always wanted..and since its been recommended by some big players..I don’t mind trying it out…

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  6. By Bora Paris dot Com posted on September 27, 2009 at 7:48 am
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    IMHO – making money from tweets it’s just old dish under the new sauce. Nothing new as well no clicks on hundred of thousands impressions.

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