Wednesday, February 26
(Tucson, AZ) -- A soda machine connected to the Twitter-verse might spur a change in the way social media marketing is done in the future. A team of high-tech hobbyists in Tucson, Arizona recent pulled together a novel idea for a local invention contest. "Tweet-A-Cola" dispenses free soft drinks to anyone who tweets the hashtag "azmakerhouse" -- though the soda is dispensed in Tucson and nowhere else. However, the machine puts a practical face on the idea that consumers can get real products and services through social media, which could influence how companies market their goods in the future.