Swipe is a web-app devoted to answering the simple question: What did you buy today? Like Twitter, users can type out short updates about themselves that will show up in the feeds of their followers. What makes Swipe different, though, is that these updates are all centered around the topic of purchases—either what you recently bought or what you want to buy today, tomorrow, or at some point in the future.
To start posting updates on Swipe, sign up, create a profile, and add your photo and personal information. You’ll instantly see a continually updating stream of new posts made on the Swipe network, listing the recent purchases made by Swipe users around the world. To start posting updates of your own, go to your profile page and start typing a message into the text box with information about whatever it is that you want to buy. To update your followers about a special item you’ve already purchased, click “I just bought” and use the provided space to list the price, store, and city where the purchase was made. When your status update is ready to be seen, click “Swipe it” and watch as it’s automatically added to the Swipe network activity stream.
Just like Twitter, Swipe lets users follow each other to keep up-to-date on what people are buying and how they’re using their newest purchases. Ideally, using Swipe should be a great way to find out what others are paying for the items you covet and get instant information when specific stores in your area are offering products at a discounted price. By sharing the inside scoop on all types of retail purchases, Swipe users can get ahead of the game when it comes to scoring deals at retailers and negotiating with salespeople across the world.
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