Twitter Tool Tuesday – Tweet-a-Beer

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Tweet-a-Beer, a brand new app officially rolled out at South by Southwest, does exactly as its name suggests by letting you buy someone a beer via Twitter.

It works using Chirpify – an ecommerce platform for Twitter – to sync your Twitter account with your PayPal account. You can then transfer beer money in $5 allotments to another Twitter user, and eventually their PayPal account.

To get the Tweet-a-Beer app up and running you must first authenticate your Twitter account with Chripify and then pre-approve Chirpify to make money transfers on your behalf. Once you’ve done this you can use the app to select an @recipient on Twitter, send them a beer ($5) and add a reason, meeting place or requests for the Jukebox. When you’ve tweeted your beer the recipient will receive a tweet mention from you with a link to details on how they can claim it.

All-in-all Tweet-a-Beer is fun, novel concept. It’s a great way to treat your friends (who are on Twitter/PayPal) to a cold one and also serves as a flashy way to by someone a drink ahead of a business meeting or something similar.

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