Enough Of Tweeting And Retweeting. Now It’s Time For Pretweeting!

The hot trends on Twitter pretty much seem to sum up the mood of the Twitterverse. So, as I’m writing this, I can gauge that people are animatedly talking about ‘Snow Leopard’, ‘Jay Z’ and ‘Opera 10′. Now, can you predict what will be hot tomorrow?

That’s what Pretweeting is all about. It is a nice addictive app that lets you earn virtual money for gauging the popularity of words down in the immediate future. For example, if I think ‘Federer‘ is going to be talked about in the near future, I can purchase the word and make profit by selling it at a high; and that’s as the US Open 2009 progresses.

money via twitter

If you are into stock trading and like the game of predicting, this is for you. Pretweeting offers every account $10,000 of virtual currency to start with and periodically updates the prices on every word that is used in Twitter based on the frequency of its usage. So, if you can correctly predict the popularity of words, you can make a (virtual) killing!

Whilst it sounds like a fun app for now, it can go on to have a revenue model. If you remember Predictify, a service that let you earn real cash for predicting. Pretweeting could take an inspiration from there too. Predictify though hasn’t made the cut and shall be closing down shortly, but the website did show that there are companies willing to pay to know user’s opinion on what will happen in the future.

Alternately, Pretweeting could simply make people make real money by investing real cash. But then, that would make it open to scammers who are simply going to buy low-priced words, use automated twitter accounts to parrot the same word a million times on Twitter, increase the value of these words on Pretweeting and finally sell it off at a high to make cash. So, that is not truly viable.

But till then, enjoy the game of predicting while it lasts. I have purchased Federer, Nadal and Andy for the upcoming week. What are you buying?

6 Responses to “Enough Of Tweeting And Retweeting. Now It’s Time For Pretweeting!”

  1. September 2, 2009 at 12:27 pm #

    Amazing fun. But each buy-sell comes up on your twitter timeline. Its irritating.
    If this game becomes a hit, isn’t it a great idea for a company looking to hire SEO guys, to just go to pretweet and offer the top-players a job :P.;)

  2. September 2, 2009 at 1:23 pm #

    Yeah indeed! And you can choose not to twitter each of your transactions. The checkbox appears at the bottom of every transaction.

  3. September 2, 2009 at 4:04 pm #

    PreTweeting gives you 5K $ at the start, and 10K slots, not 10K of virtual currency.

  4. September 2, 2009 at 4:40 pm #

    Really? I don’t think so. We do get $10K of virtual currency. Anyway, I goofed up in one bit though. I was not aware that the game resets every two days or so. I purchased names of tennis stars to make cash during the US open finals! :(

  5. September 2, 2009 at 5:25 pm #

    Maybe this URL might help: http://tinyurl.com/pretweeting-screenshot

    Moreover, what do you mean by the game resets every two days? That means I lose all my (virtual) money and the words I bought, every 2 days? :-o

  6. September 2, 2009 at 6:35 pm #

    Yes Shanyon, I did notice it when I entered Round 9 today. I presume the amount was brought down from 10K to 5K today, since I was able to trade with $10K in round 8, but only $5K in round 9.

    And to explain the rounds, the trading value of the words reset every two days or so. At the end of that round, depending on whether you bid on the right words or not, you stand to make more or less money.

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