Twitter Vending Machine

In an organic twist on the standard vending machine we’re all familiar with, one organic seed and food company is combining social media, gardening, and giveaways, to help promote the company’s generous garden grant program.

Seeds of Change wants to empower more people to grow a garden and to help put organic seeds in their hands. A Twitter-enabled vending machine will dispense seeds to those who send out a tweet about how they’re working to grow a healthier community, and make a pledge to plant (#PledgeToPlant).

The vending machine event also includes a photo booth where visitors can write their pledge on a chalkboard and get their photo taken with it, free swag (reusable shopping bags and samples of the company’s food), and information about the Grant Program.

Fun Facts on Twitter

Twitter’s origins lie in a “daylong brainstorming session” held by board members of the podcasting company Odeo. Jack Dorsey, then an undergraduate student at New York University, introduced the idea of an individual using an SMS service to communicate with a small group.

  • Twitter was originally called “Twttr”
  • Twitter’s first ever tweet was by co-founder Jack Dorsey. “Just setting up my Twttr” he’d tweeted.
  • Founded in 2006, Twitter made ‘zero’ dollar as revenue for the first 3 years.
  • Alwyn Collinson has been narrating the World War 2 in real time on Titter for over a year.
  • As of August 2015, Katy Perry is the most followed celebrity on Twitter.
  • The best time to Tweet is from 9 am to 3pm from Monday to Thursday.
  • Even though it was founded in the year 2006, Twitter made profit only in 2013.
  • Twitter won’t allow you to follow more than 2,000 people unless you have 2,000 followers.
  • Twitter was created in a playground on top of a slide.
  • The official name of Twitter’s bird is Larry.
  • Earlier, when the website used to be down, a ‘Fail Whale’ used to appear. The beloved whale no longer comes.
  • Ending a Tweet with an empty hashtag is called a ‘Hangtag’.

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