You get a tip and I get a tip
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I noticed today that some people I follow (@acidyo here and @stellabelle here) have already noted Zilliqa's SocialPay marketing campaign. I am kind of obsessed with twitter tip bots (see here, here and here). The gist is that services like coinkit and cctip allow users to post little tasks (usually to pump their affiliate link) for others to do (usually re-tweet the original tweet) and get rewarded in tiny crypto payments. With Zilliqa's new SocialPay anyone who has their Zilliqa wallet registered who tweets #Zilliqa and gets 5 likes earns 25 $ZIL (worth about USD 0.17 if I'm not mistaken). Too easy!
I decided to give it a try. First, I tweeted
That's got 3 likes so far. Not enough to earn 25 $ZIL. Sigh. Then I noticed that all the other tip bot nerds I follow were offering tips and also using the hashtag so I tried a second time:
Now I'm on 6 likes. Success. Yay! I also noticed that lots of people in their tweets were saying "please like" because the default action for monetised tweets is retweet so most people would not automatically like the tweet.
Anyways, there a couple of interesting things about this that I thought about:
- A lot of the coins/tokens that are offered in monetised tweets (especially if you use cctip) are the sh!ttiest of all sh@tcoins. In my monetised tweet I used a sh^tcoin called $RICH. I am rich in $RICH. It gets thrown around like there is no tomorrow. In other words, tipping is its main use-case (I guess similar to how $BEER is used on hive/steem but 100x sh*ttier). This is now a thing. My tweet paid out 1 million $RICH each to 100 people that retweeted my tweet (the syntax for monetised cctip tweets is @cctip airdrop total_amount_of_coins/tokens code_for_coin/token how_many_people_share_the_total_amount - so in my tweet above 100 people shared 100 million $RICH. coinkit has a slightly different syntax but basically the same parameters) ... so it looks like a lot (but REALLY it's not!)! That means I am happy to throw them around to try and get you to do something (like my tweet so that I can earn 25 $ZIL). This Zilliqa campaign is a great use-case for these sh&tcoins!
- This is like a two-way tip bot (you get a tip and I get a tip - share the love). It's very clever (at least I think it is!) I wonder if more crypto projects will deploy something similar as a marketing strategy (this is what the @stellabelle is about - she thinks hive should do something similar)? Added to that, it's an easy way for the campaign to reach a lot of people. I think we will continue to see more innovations in this space.
- It seems you're only able to do claim 25 $ZIL every 24 hours. I am going to try again tomorrow and tip another cctip sh%tcoin (I will try to remember to put 'please like' in my tweet).
- The campaign is only for a limited time (about 3 days) so get in fast if you want some free $ZIL. I wonder if they will do it again or if it is a one-off?