Boing Boing Ingenuity: Win free tickets!


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#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.


#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…


#4

It would be tactless to gloat that I’ve got my ticket already. But I am anyway.


#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.”


#6

Hey, @boingboing, what are you up to? Huh? Are we there yet? Hey, where are you going‽



Looks like this contest has reduced the number of #happymutants.
#amidoingitright?


#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.


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