View Poll Results: Do You Currently Sweep on Facebook and/or Twitter?
Yes, on both Facebook and Twitter 113 40.79%
Only on Facebook 70 25.27%
Only on Twitter 20 7.22%
No, I haven't bothered 68 24.55%
What's Facebook and Twitter??? 6 2.17%
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  Old  December 9th, 2009, 5:20pm     #1
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Do You Sweep on Facebook and/or Twitter?
The number of sweepstakes and contests on Facebook and Twitter is EXPLODING.

Many sweepstakes and contests on Facebook and, to a lesser extent, Twitter have fairly favorable odds of winning, IMO.

I'm in the process of writing a post/article about why everyone should be sweeping on Facebook right now, along with some tips and advice.

In the meantime, I thought it would be interesting to see how many of you are currently using Facebook and/or Twitter to sweep.

What do you think about Facebook and Twitter?


OLS Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/online.sweepstakes

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  Old  December 9th, 2009, 5:35pm     #2
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I've just started using facebook for sweeps recently, so no wins yet. I signed up for twitter this week to enter some sweeps, so we will see! I would appreciate some tips on how to enter these. Thanks!
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  Old  December 9th, 2009, 5:37pm     #3
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I've entered some. Its a good networking system for sweeping and many of my friends there will send some sweeps they have seen my way. I currently only use Facebook right now and here.
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  Old  December 9th, 2009, 5:42pm     #4
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I used to sweep on both Facebook and Twitter and recently stopped on Facebook due to the privacy issues (mine and my friends). The apps that you download on Facebook (whether they be games or quizzes) can get your information and your friends even if your profile is set to private. Most of the sweeps I've seen on Facebook require you to "Allow" their application, so they would be included.

Look at the section called "Pay No Attention to the Apps"...very interesting.

http://www.aclu.org/blog/technology-...ere-it-heading

Also, do the quiz listed in that paragraph so you can see for yourself what the makers of the apps can pull from your profile and your friends. I did and was shocked. Answer the question and wait a second to see the information start scrolling.

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  Old  December 9th, 2009, 5:45pm     #5
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Nope, can't be in two places at one time.
Well I missed one of the sweeps that OLS was running had no clue it was there, but I am on here for a reason and one of which is everything is very well organized and FB does not even come close. I am sure whatever national or sponsor sweep listed there will eventually get to OLS.

I do twitter for those sweeps that require you to post.

ETA: Since you brought this to my attention I have won 2 sweeps from FB! thanks

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  Old  December 9th, 2009, 5:46pm     #6
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I sweep on both. I've noticed that the sweeps on Twitter are exploding! So many I can barely keep up! If you aren't on Twitter, you are really missing out! I will say though, I haven't won anything on either Facebook or Twitter! But I haven't given up yet!
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  Old  December 9th, 2009, 5:58pm     #7
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I have been entering both Twitter and Facebook sweeps. Haven't won yet, but have noticed that the odds seem fairly decent on some of the sweeps. It seems like more and more social networking sweeps are appearing on a daily basis.
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  Old  December 9th, 2009, 6:01pm     #8
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Yes! Actually, I just added a Facebook sweep that I found a couple of minutes ago.

I think there will be tons more sweeps on social media sites and since I am a slow learner, I thought I should get started now.
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  Old  December 9th, 2009, 6:28pm     #9
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I've entered a few on facebook, but not twitter

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  Old  December 9th, 2009, 6:38pm     #10
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I'm only sweeping on Facebook, and just recently, too.

I don't know what the chances are of winning (yet), but entering the FB sweeps is a pretty simple process.

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  Old  December 9th, 2009, 6:42pm     #11
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I sweep on both, but I really don't like sweeps on twitter or FB. THe main reason is that I don't like inundating my friends with sweep related postings. My twitter friends suffer the most. LOL
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  Old  December 9th, 2009, 6:47pm     #12
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I've had a personal facebook account for quite a while, but recently opened a new one for sweeping. More recently, I bit the bullet, and opened a twitter account as well.

I'm glad I did because that's how I won my laptop a few weeks ago. I think the odds are much better! I have won three things in the last three weeks directly from twitter only contests!

It is better to have loved and lost, than...to live with a Psycho for the rest of your life!.
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  Old  December 9th, 2009, 6:49pm     #13
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Originally Posted by HappyHusky View Post
I sweep on both, but I really don't like sweeps on twitter or FB. THe main reason is that I don't like inundating my friends with sweep related postings. My twitter friends suffer the most. LOL
Yeah, I totally agree...that's why I opened up a separate account just for sweeping...My friends would think I was total looney bins if I started sending them all that "contest stuff!"

It is better to have loved and lost, than...to live with a Psycho for the rest of your life!.
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  Old  December 9th, 2009, 6:50pm     #14
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I'm somewhat reluctant to do them on FB, so far it's pretty much been first 1000 or 5000 to sign up.


I've never tweeted and don't ever intend to tweet.

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  Old  December 9th, 2009, 6:58pm     #15
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I have been doing some of the Tweet ones, not the facebook though. I don't have any friends on tweet.....so I just tweet the other sponsors
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