Magpie is a service that helps you monetize your Twitter followers. Ads are placed into your stream every 5 tweets automatically (they store your login info).
I’m titling this post How to Lose a Follower in 10 Tweets because I assume any valuable followers would drop you after the 2nd ad. A novel idea sure, but I only see low weight users with noisy time lines giving this a serious push. Most of us are now focusing on noise reduction, so we won’t appreciate the ads.
TechCrunch is calling this PayPerPost for Twitter. Much Like PPP, I assume the publishers here are mostly mom and pop based operations trying to tap social media. Normally by spamming it just a bit. Of course that’s a bit ironic because many of us happily use Twitter to pimp our own endeavours.
I’ve yet to see a #magpie tag flow by on my feed, since I keep my followers pretty tight I don’t expect to see many. But hey, I won’t blame a few of you for trying, if you do let me know your experience in the comments.