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Guess what?  I received a Tassimo coffee machine from the @TassimoCanada  Twitter promotion.  It was delivered yesterday.  I’m still in shock!  I’m also using some pliers to remove my foot from my mouth.  Those beverages will go great with humble pie.

It’s a beautiful machine – much more compact than I had imagined.  Life has been so crazy the last few days that it is still in the box but I still have a week to experiment and figure it out before taking it into my final social media class (#mcsmpr on Twitter). 

I can not tell a  lie.  I’m happy to have it and to be able to share it with the class so they can see what all the fuss was about.  I’m working on getting a mug for everyone, perhaps from my husband’s employer.  Just like a kid who changes her mind I’d sort of like to keep it but I’ve decided to raffle it off to the social media class – a fun Christmas activity that will also support the new Interval House Flamborough Women’s Centre.  They have a fundraising campaign on now.

It has been an educational adventure in the twittersphere that I did not expect.  I had no idea that companies were using Twitter to promote product and… that consumers would so willingly tweet for a give-a-way.  Quite a change from the days of mailing in a single contest entry. 

I learned the value of researching a subject more thoroughly before blogging and tweeting about it.   I’m still questioning how much free advertising we consumers should give a company.  Face to face word of mouth is very different from tweeting online.  I’m a product of the sixties, when we bucked the system, revolted against the establishment and would not help a corporation get free recognition and/or advertising.  Times have changed.

I don’t want Twitter to be clogged with repetitive product tweets but I won’t rule out the possibility of tweeting again for a great give-a-way.

I also learned that you can make new friends on Twitter.  Twitter friends support each other’s brands, products and blogs.  In this hostile, cynical world that is a good thing.  So I must give a big shout out to @marcyberg from www.mortages4women.ca  Thanks Marcy for helping me learn about Twitter and for sending your friendly tweets my way.  I hope we can have coffee some day.  It will have to be with your machine though.


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