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Author Sells Book Inside Twitter Stream

Would you buy a book on Twitter? One author is experimenting with Chirpify, a way to buy and sell goods without ever leaving your Twitter feed.

SocialTimes has the scoop:

Starting today, Wired contributing editor David Wolman is conducting a 4-day “experiment in barrier smashing” to see if he can sell his new book, The End Of Money, on Twitter. To buy the book, readers hit “reply” to a specially coded Tweet with the word “buy” in the text to enter the payment system and download the eBook. Is Twitter a viable platform for selling goods? The microblogging site didn’t make a single dent in Black Friday sales, which collectively drew only 0.34 percent of referral sales and 0.84 percent of referral traffic from social media sites overall, according to a study by IBM.

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