Tuesday Push: Twitter Mosaic

Twitter. It’s a mug’s game. Or it’s just become one thanks to Twitter Mosaic.

Walter Higgins at Sxoop Technologies is making great great use of Twitter’s open API and is now combining it with Zazzle to create Twitter Mosaic to offer personalised goods based on avatars of your Twitter friends or followers.

For the end user, the process is a simple one.

  1. Go to sxoop.com/twitter and enter your username.
  2. Select the avatars you want to display on your product (clicking them will remove them)
  3. Select the type of product you want (bag, mug, tshirt, cards)
  4. Customise your final product and make a payment at the Zazzle store.

In my case, I’ve gone ahead and bought a Twitter Mosaic Mug, picking the slightly larger sized mug to help fuel my tea fix in the office during the day. In doing so I’ll have a hundred or so faces looking back at me as I enjoy every drop, with my @kenmcguire handle printed across the middle. The perk for me in the order is that I also won a £10 voucher Walter was giving away on Twitter yesterday. On the payment front you can use your credit / debit card or go down the PayPal route.

From what was seemingly just an idea in recent weeks, Walter and Sxoop have made another great step forward in generating revenue via Twitter.

While you’re at it, don’t forget to check out Pixenate, also from Sxoop.

You can also follow me on Twitter.

Author: Ken McGuire

Runs Event Media and The Devious Theatre Company and writes about food at Any Given Food. You'll find me on Twitter here and here.