Here’s the future of vending machines: tweeting for your selection.
Yep, a South African beverage company, BOS Ice Tea, launched a new promotion this month.
It installed a vending machine/robot named “BEV” in Cape Town’s Wembley Square that basically dispenses a free drink when you send a tweet while standing in front of it.
The system works by looking out for a specific hashtag and then comparing it to the machine’s geographical location. If a tweet matches up, it then dispenses a drink.
We can’t wait for this to catch on, especially with the vending machines here at Glittarazzi HQ — because we’re pretty sure that all our tweets would then consist of #dietcoke, #funyuns and #dorritoscoolranch.