Peter Kafka

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American Express Will Pay You to Tweet (Sort Of)

Here’s how you can turn 140 characters into cash, or at least credit: A new American Express promotion will reward Twitter users with discounts on some goods and services if they tweet or retweet certain messages. Card users who connect their Twitter accounts with their Amex accounts will see credits appear directly on their statements. Amex helped Twitter launch its “self-serve” platform last month, and has connected with Foursquare for a similar offer.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus