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Chirpify’s “Action Tags” Bring In-Stream Buying to Brand Campaigns

Social commerce and marketing startup Chirpify on Thursday launched “action tags,” a way for consumers to purchase items via platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. So, for instance, on Twitter, a marketer using the new tool can tweet out ads with two hashtags: The action tag “#buy,” as well as a separate hashtag for the campaign (like, say, “#hotdogs”). From there, a consumer can make a purchase by tweeting a reply to the brand, with both hashtags included.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work