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TwellWishes – well wishes and virtual gifts

TwellWishes you pointed out to me by a fellow SocialGeek while recording a recent episode.

TwellWishes allows you to send well wishes to your friends on Twitter for occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, promotions, or whatever you’d like! Before you can get started, collect some birthdays from your followers. Tweet the link below to begin collecting birthdays or choose followers to DM to collect their birthday.

Logging in was via oAuth, which was a nice step for a new tool developer.  How it interacted then, was quite a genius move on their part.  Instead of requiring me to fill in tons of information, it allows you to send a link to have followers input their birthday for you.  Anything saving me effort is a great start.

One area this site does offer, that is newer to Twitter is virtual gifts.  The idea is to get you to buy virtual gifts starting at 100 credits or $1 US.   The range of gifts was normal.  From cake, to Popsicle, to beer, to breakfast.  It was there.  Humorously a slice of cake or whole cake were the same price.  The slice must be much better.

The idea of virtual currency on Twitter is still new and not widely adopted.  I am interested to see how they grow.  Oh and best wishes to them.

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Professional bio: Chris Miller, known as IdoNotes across the web is based in St Louis, MO as the Director of Messaging & Collaboration for Connectria and the Founder of Spiked Studio Productions.. Connectria is one of the largest IBM hosting and remote management partners. Chris speaks globally at conferences and events including: View Admin 2003-2009 View Admin Europe 2003-2008 Domino 7 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Real-Time Collaboration Seminar Lotusphere 2003-2012 ILUG 2008, 2010 ULUG 2009, 2011, 2012 Collaboration University 2006-2010Domino Optimization Tour 2010 BLUG 2011, 2012 NLLUG 2010 AusLUG 2011, 2012 Other awards, events and information: Founder of IamLUG - the North American Lotus User Group event held annually. 2009-present Chris, via Connectria, is a Lotus Award winner 3 times and a finalist 5 times since 2000. Winner of the Gary Guthrie Award for Technical Writing in 2002 Previous board member of the St Louis Domino and Notes User Group Previous board member of VALU (the predecessor to LotusUserGroup) Advisory Board member to LotusUserGroup.org Chris is the founder of Spiked Studio Productions which produces industry related podcasts, webcasts and more. Shows include: IdoNotes - one of the longest running Lotus related technical podcasts BlackBerry Today - a video podcast on the hottest device, application and BlackBerry/Playbook news Consultant In Your Pocket - deep technical webcast training delivered free and subscription IdoSphere - a two day online technical event TheSocialGeeks - a leading social media roundtable podcast Sametime Guide - a video training tutorial on installing and administrating IBM Sametime TheSocialNetworker - a social media site review webcast and interview series now including Social Stalking content on social media security and privacy Certifications: PCLP since Domino R4 in administration and in Development through R5 Workplace Collaboration Services 2.5 - Team Collab and Messaging Domino 7 and 8 Certified Security Administrator Sametime Administration 7.5.x-8.5 CLP Collaboration (retired certification Aug 2006) CLI for numerous administration areas including Domino, Sametime, Quickr and Connections Yes I write some of those dreaded admin cert exams you take. I won't say which ones so you don't come looking for me, but I will say they are the real good recent ones that have been coming out. Animals: One dog, a Puggle. He has been on this world before and seems to understand slippers and a fine cigar. Mind you that is him in the chair and not me. A ninja death cat. I only see her when she strikes Music: Non-stop. At my desk, in my car, walking to work and back to my car downtown. In the house there is a crazy zoned set-up for you home automation geeks. I am a self-proclaimed MP3 fiend, to which I have tried rehab 4 billion times to no avail. Now what kind of music you ask? I will never tell.

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2 thoughts on “TwellWishes – well wishes and virtual gifts

  1. I believe that Twellwishes is going to go viral pretty quickly. Your article pointed out the many unique features that will set this application apart from the rest!

    Posted by Adia | January 8, 2010, 12:05 pm
  2. Thanks for this post! Glad to see you enjoyed the site and had great feedback. We’re always looking to adjust the credit values for gifts, but we’re keeping things simple for right now. Thanks for stopping by! 😀

    Posted by Tiffani | January 8, 2010, 9:51 am

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