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July 7, 2010

EarlyBird: Twitter's official daily deal tweets

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Alright all you deal hunters out there, you should know that Twitter today went live with its @EarlyBird account.

Twitter, through @EarlyBird, is about exclusive offers for "special time-bound deals, sneak-peeks, and events."

According to Twitter:

"We partner with select advertisers and retweet offers that they have crafted only for the Twitter community. Our advertising partners determine the terms of the offer, including availability, amount, and price. As with other forms of advertising from Twitter, we are focused on bringing value to our users and will keep your interests in mind as we develop this program."

This is another way that Twitter is trying to make money -- by partnering with advertisers to promote "daily deals" through their platform. The "daily deal" model seems to be gaining popularity, as sites like Groupon and Woot, which was just bought by Amazon, have seen success with it.


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Posted by Gus Sentementes at 9:56 AM | | Comments (1)
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I guess Twitter will increase it number of customers with this new system.

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Gus G. Sentementes (@gussent on Twitter) has been writing for The Baltimore Sun since 2000. He's covered real estate, business, prisons, and suburban and Baltimore City crime and cops. He was one of the first reporters at The Sun to use multimedia tools and Web applications -- a video camera, an iPhone -- to cover breaking news. He hopes to cover Maryland geeks and the gadgets and Web sites they build, and learn -- and share -- something new every day.

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