#1 By: pesco, July 31st, 2013 10:36
#2 By: James Kalin, July 31st, 2013 14:49
Well shucks. I live in the SF East Bay and would love to attend the Ingenuity event. I consider myself worthy and cool enough to attend. Unfortunately, to win a free ticket means I must accept a notorious productivity and ingenuity degrading parasite into my brain: Twitter. Hmmm. Darn. I guess I won't be attending. Whoever arranged the ticket contest is probably not familiar with the Twitter irony. A bit of reading of Douglas Rushkoff's "Present Shock" is recommended here. Keep up the generally great work, Boingers.
#3 By: cegev, July 31st, 2013 14:58
While this could be an interesting event to attend, making the tickets available primarily through a shameless social marketing scheme seems unlike Boing Boing and thoroughly reprehensible.
Follow boingboing on Twitter and tweet as though you're linking a story, not participating in a contest? I would think Boing Boing better than buying Twitter followers and references in tweets...
#4 By: Tim, July 31st, 2013 15:02
It would be tactless to gloat that I've got my ticket already. But I am anyway.
#5 By: Stephen Schenck, July 31st, 2013 15:07
Does anyone else find a big disconnect between contests which should be "no purchase necessary" to enter, and demands for public social media shilling - something that very much delivers value?
"Oh no, you don't have to purchase anything, but you do have to come down to our offices and work for us, free, for a day."
#6 By: Kipling Inscore, August 1st, 2013 12:08
Hey, @boingboing, what are you up to? Huh? Are we there yet? Hey, where are you going‽
http://boingboing.net/2013/07/31/boing-boing-ingenuity-win-fre.htmlLooks like this contest has reduced the number of #happymutants.
#7 By: Chris, August 1st, 2013 22:08
Now, a contest to win tickets plus airfare and a stay at a hotel, that would really be something worth some social media shilling.
#8 By: pesco, August 5th, 2013 10:36
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