Wednesday, 22 April 2009 at 8:28 am Pacific USA Time.

There has been a lot of discussion lately about "truth in advertising," especially relating to blogging. I'll be writing articles about that too. But today, I stumbled on

You are basically "selling" TwittAd's advertisers the right to post things to your Twitter account. You get paid for the ads. You're selling out your contacts. Here's how it works, copied and pasted from their website:

1 Post Twitter account for advertisers to purchase
2 Select your duration & price
3 Wait for advertiser to purchase
4 Accept or Deny the proposed ad within 48 hours of purchase
5 If you accept the ad we will use the Twitter API to upload the ad to your Twitter profile
6 1-Tweet Promo Sent
7 At the end of the tenure Final Tweet Sent

The other option they offer is instead of putting your account up for "rent" (as I'll call it), you can search their campaigns, and see if any advertiser matches something you'd like to get paid to tweet.

Oh wait, there's more. I just found this in the FAQ:

You have the option of selling your background for 7-days, 15 days, 1
Month, 3 Months. Once the advertisement has expired, you can resubmit
your profile for purchase on

Yeah, you read that right. You're renting your Twitter background as ad space.

Well, good luck to the people who give this a try.

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