Twitter Users Speak Out On Be a Magpie

Yesterday, I wrote about Be a Magpie, a new service that promise to help you make money from Twitter by sending sponsored tweets to all your followers. So far, most of the reader comments have been on the negative side.

I wanted to find out what Twitter users thought about Be a Magpie so I decided to make that the question of the day for my Twitter followers. Their responses seem to be even more negative than the blog comments. It’s very clear to me that most of my Twitter followers would not appreciate receiving any paid tweets from me or anyone else and chances are high that they would unfollow anyone who send them a paid tweet. Keep your followers in mind if you decide to use Be a Magpie.

I may sign up for Be a Magpie as an advertiser and see what kind of ROI I can get. Will report back soon.

@sallychow (Sally Chow) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Can I have a Magpie for Christmas, Daddy? You won’t need to get me the pony.

@blantonious (Jason Blanton) says:
@JohnChowDotCom I guess it would depend how many times per day they would send a message.

@jamieharrop (jamieharrop) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Can’t we just leave Twitter to be about the people and the friendships? I sincerely hope it doesn’t get any more monetized

@steven_sanders (steven-sanders) says:
@JohnChowDotCom I think Twitter should be left alone and used for building community. Use your blog to monetize traffic.

@mascurator (Nikhil G.) says:
@johnchowdotcom i posted abt Magpie a long back when the service was first launched.

@anothersamchan (Sam Chan) says:
@JohnChowDotCom i don’t think my followers would appreciate it. and for aprox 30 bux? i’d rather help ppl return shopping carts 4 a mth.

@3rdbrain (Hammad Memon) says:
@JohnChowDotCom well, i thought idea of Magpie won’t be popular as much it seems, untill twitter introduce its own monetizing plan

@Skitzzo (Ben Cook) says:
@JohnChowDotCom It’s only natural. Advertising will find a way into any system that allows communicate to large groups of people.

@moneyreign (Zac Johnson) says:
@johnchowdotcom once people start trying to make money off twitter, people will get angry… but im sure it’s bound to happen

@CoryOBrien (Cory O’Brien) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Definitely NOT a fan! My full thoughts here:

@michaelkwan (Michael Kwan) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Magpie is bad, because if your followers are not familiar with the hashtag, they won’t even know it’s an ad/sponsored

@edrabbit (Ed Hunsinger) says:
@JohnChowDotCom I foresee a quick update to all twitter clients to start filtering messages with #magpie in them.

@thenextstagemag (Simon Ogden) says:
@JohnChowDotCom I would briskly unfollow anyone tweeting ads at me.

@leadingzero (Brandon Morgado) says:
@JohnChowDotCom It will probably entice some but they will soon learn that it will cost them followers and devalue their twitter experience.

@TONYKNUCKLES (tony greene) says:
@JohnChowDotCom not really digging the magpie john. We already have enough app intrusion, please no more ads

@studiorhoad (Studio Rhoad) says:
@JohnChowDotCom I signed up for yesterday. The more I thought about it, the more I didn’t like the idea. I deleted my acct several hrs later

@MichaelYurechko (Michael Yurechko) says:
@JohnChowDotCom It’s too spammy for my liking, I have unfollowed a few people because of it.

@HandsomeScott (ScottStanford) says:
@JohnChowDotCom I think it’s a bad idea. I am literally getting started from the ground up on my blog & twitter & wouldn’t appreciate it.

@hummingbird604 (Raul) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Anybody who Magpies gets unfollowed by me in about 45 seconds. No, wait. Takes me less to unfollow someone.

@GSto (Glenn Stovall) says:
@JohnChowDotCom I’d be fine with being a magpie, but then again, I’m also a total whore. and broke.

@HeatherinBC (HeatherinBC) says:
@JohnChowDotCom I LUV Magpie! An advertiser signed up with my referral and I get 30% of his Magpie fees for a YEAR! Hope he spends BIG 🙂

@ianternet (Ian Fernando) says:
@JohnChowDotCom another PPP clone, bah – but its marketing and its pratically life

@technologyads (technologyads) says:
@JohnChowDotCom That will be like opening the flood gates to spam

@inhibitor (inhibitor) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Magpie is a great idea…if you want to invalidate the benefits of the Twitter platform for a few bucks.

@GrantGriffiths (Grant Griffiths) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Here is my reply, it is a blog post I wrote last week called "Keep your Magpie in the cage"

@brynyoungblut (Bryn Youngblut) says:
@JohnChowDotCom I think Magpie will fail miserably, if you plan on using magpie have fun losing a ton of followers

@darrensingleton (Darren Singleton) says:
@JohnChowDotCom If the people I followed begun to use it – I wouldn’t follow them for much longer. My thoughts –

@deege (deege) says:
@JohnChowDotCom There is no way I would use magpie. My twitter account represents me and my brand. Magpie risks losing followers.

@RumblingLankan (Nishadha) says:
@JohnChowDotCom best to wait , dont know how relevant the sponsored tweets are and you cant make much unless you have a huge following

@FeedingTheCrave (Eric Tan) says:
@JohnChowDotCom I would use that service with caution because they do have your password… who knows what damage they can do…

@TylerIngram (Tyler Ingram) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Magpie seems like it might be a spam service for advertisers

@harisn (Haris Nadeem) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Boring. My followers hate it.