Posted by Willy Franzen on March 25, 2010. Jobs updated daily.
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We all have that friend who shares way too much information on social networks, and in many cases we are that friend. The problem with status updates is that most of them aren’t very interesting. Lately, we’ve been moving in a much more interesting, but also much creepier, direction. Now we have services that tie into our Twitter and Facebook accounts that can tell people where we are, whom we’re with, and even what we’re buying. It’s that last one that we’re going to talk about today. Blippy is a Palo Alto, CA based startup that lets you and your friends share and discuss recent purchases. It may seem a little weird at first, but it makes sense. Why go to review sites to get reactions from people you don’t know or trust, when you can see what your friends have bought and what they have to say about it?
Blippy has partnered with a number of online retailers to make it easy to share purchases, while they also allow you to input your credit card info to share those transactions. Right now they’re working with companies like Amazon, iTunes, Zappos, Groupon, Woot!, and StubHub, so you can see what books your friends are reading, what apps they’re downloading, and what events they’re going to. I realize that most of you aren’t ready for this yet, and I’m not sure that I am, but it is the future. 5 years ago most people were scared to use their real names online, and look how that has changed. Blippy has built a really cool platform, and I imagine that the opportunities to monetize it are endless. If I were them, I’d run all of the links to product pages through affiliate programs, then split the cut with the users who post their purchases. That way you could make money by sharing your purchases and referring friends to products that you actually bought. Blippy is still in its early stages, so they aren’t very specific on their Jobs page. In fact, it just consists of a rotating set of photos and “If you’re interested in working at Blippy, say hello at firstname.lastname@example.org.” They don’t get specific about what they’re looking for, but that gives you an opportunity to tell them where you’ll add value. They’re most likely looking for software developers, but don’t be afraid to apply if you can bring something else to the table.
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