October 20, 2009
It is no secret that I am a Twitter fanatic, I am continually fascinated with every aspect of the technological and societal impacts that Twitter has had on our digital and social landscape.
I came across a new site from GetTRASHED.org and McKinney that is using Twitter to save the planet and cyberspace one tweet at a time.
The site is www.recycledtweets.com
The concept is to recycle your boring Tweets.
The site allows you to recycle all the boring tweets polluting your Twitter feed with Re:cycled Tweets.
Take your friends’ cyber-garbage and turn it into cyber-gold.
And that’s not just clever wordplay: for every tweet you recycle, McKinney will donate a penny to getTrashed.org.
Think about it. You recycle your followers’ boring tweets, get all of your friends to recycle their followers’ boring tweets, and that’s a lot of birdseed for getTRASHED.
To participate simply follow these steps:
@reply to someone who posted a lame tweet.
Copy and paste their lame tweet, and add #recyclethis.
then Click reply.
Recycledtweets.com will recycle it and send them a new, transformed tweet. They’ll learn what an interesting tweet is. You’ll add another penny to the total being donated to getTRASHED.org.
But it’s up to you and the rest of the Twitterverse to take part of this initiative to help better social media content and the planet.
So get busy and take out the recycling—one tweet at a time