Financial Services (105)
"Pay with a tweet"
“Pay with a tweet” is the first social payment system where you can pay online with the value of your social network. The system is really simple. Every time somebody pays with a tweet, he or she spreads the word about your product in his social network. The two founders used the system to promote their book released in 2010.
Why it matters
Leif Abraham and Christian Behrendt realized that in this day and age the value of people talking about your product is sometimes higher than the money you would get for it directly. Brands have started to follow this trend but the real question is what is the exact price of a tweet?
Everybody has a stingy friend. Friends who don’t pay for anything and always excuse themselves. ING Direct has created a competition to find ‘the stingiest person’ through social media. Anyone can vote and the winner will get 2.000 €.
O2 together with NatWest are launching a chip and pin card for children as young as 13. While the Load and Go card will not allow any overdrafts, it allows children to shop online at outlets that take Visa and withdraw cash from ATMs. Parents can then receive transaction details.