pesco — 2013-07-31T10:36:22-04:00 — #1
jamesk — 2013-07-31T14:49:49-04:00 — #2
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.
cegev — 2013-07-31T14:58:17-04:00 — #3
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...
brainspore — 2013-07-31T15:02:01-04:00 — #4
It would be tactless to gloat that I've got my ticket already. But I am anyway.
stephen_schenck — 2013-07-31T15:07:51-04:00 — #5
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.
kinscore — 2013-08-01T12:08:43-04:00 — #6
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.
penguinchris — 2013-08-01T22:08:17-04:00 — #7
Now, a contest to win tickets plus airfare and a stay at a hotel, that would really be something worth some social media shilling.
pesco — 2013-08-05T10:36:26-04:00 — #8
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