Twitter activated vending machine

The world’s first Twitter-activated vending machine has opened in Cape Town. It has been opened as a trial marketing exercise – those who Tweeted the right hashtag were given a free iced tea.

Interestingly, the system checks the location of the Twitter messager, to ensure that they are somewhere within reach of the machine before giving clearance for a free drink. There is a rather disconcerting robotic voice which accompanies the dispensed can of iced tea with the words: ‘enjoy your iced tea, human!’

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