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Stratustician
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Stratustician,
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11/28/2014 | 1:53:15 PM
So tempting...
Not that my wallet needs any more incentive to make it easier for impulse spending, but as much as I think this is a great idea, especially for smaller merchants who have strong twitter followings, I just can't help but see some red flashing lights that warn me about linking credit cards to such things.  I'm curious to see if this business model takes off.  Interesting concept though!
asksqn
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asksqn,
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11/28/2014 | 5:14:37 PM
Famous last words
excerpt >>Twitter says it encrypts this information and stores it to make it easier to claim offers in the future. You can remove your credit or debit card information from your account at any time [...] <<

Suuuuure!  Any alleged discount from Twitter's biz partners is not worth the potential data breach this "deal" presents gift wrapped to anyone taking a closer look at the execution of it.

 

 
PaulS681
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11/29/2014 | 1:00:02 PM
Re: Famous last words

@Asksqn.... My thoughts exactly... Just another opportunity for the bad guys to get your CC info.

Nemos
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Nemos,
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11/30/2014 | 10:19:25 AM
But
"This feature, Twitter Offers, enables advertisers to create card-linked promotions and share them directly with Twitter users."

I dont really get it , how it works , why there is a need to use the following service instead of using a simple affiliate link if you would like to promote or to give discount to a product.
H@mmy
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[email protected],
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11/30/2014 | 3:21:29 PM
Re: Famous last words
I think Tiwtter will lose its charm by such offers. Why is there a need to stuff so much in to a product going smooth? For me this will not be a pleasant experience.
Kristin Burnham
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11/30/2014 | 6:31:30 PM
Re: Famous last words
I'm wary of submitting credit card info to any social site -- Facebook, Twitter, etc.


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