is a new site that let's you send small amounts of money to other people very quickly and easily using twitter
It seems like a nice idea with a clever implementation, and most of all they've focused on making it EASY to gift money; as I've written about
before, I really think that is the key to making this kind of approach succeed.
As fellow travelers in the very small circle of sites that are dependent on micropayments, I think we should be supportive of efforts like this, and wish them the best success. Any time it becomes easier for normal people to fund each other through small donations, I think the entire community benefits.
Today, we’re taking Twitpay out of beta and putting it out there for everyone to use.
As we’ve thought about what’s important about social payments, a few things stayed in the front of our minds: they have to be really easy, and they have to be secure. We got the easy part down on Day 1: just tweet the money and it goes! If you haven’t used Twitpay yet, here’s how it works:
- 1. Post a tweet like ”@ev twitpay $1 because Twitter is awesome”
- 2. There’s no Step 2!
Also check out the twitpay blog (interesting reading): http://blog.twitpay.me/
those of you that follow our forum carefully may remember that we had a bit of a shock when we saw the original twitpay mascot, which was a bird carrying a coin in his beak -- the same symbol as our mascot Cody (well he doesn't have a coin in his beak on the site banner now because of the fundraiser); but after some discussions with twitpay they decided to give their bird a bag of money instead of a coin, and now our mascots are good friends -- except that i'm afraid our Cody may get a bit jelous about Mr. Money Wings' newfound wealth.