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Blippy and the Social Receipt

February 22, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Blippy has created a social stream that lets users know what purchases you have made on your credit card in “Blips”, as well as the store it was purchased from, cost and in some cases the product. Friends can follow each other and see what purchases they are making plus users are able to interact with other users and discuss what they are buying.

Created by Philip Kaplan, Blippy is being called the financial version of Twitter as the “Blips” create a social receipt while the stream is automatically publishing users shopping habits in real time for everyone to see.

Stores include iTunes, Blockbuster and Netflix or users can select a credit card or bank account to use which will share all the purchases they make from those accounts.

There have been many people speaking out against Blippy as they don’t want to share the nature of some items purchased and they’re especially concerned over the risk of fraud, however the site says they perform “super-human feats” to protect the data of its users.

The service might even affect the shopping habits as users may have a Blippy friendly card for certain purchases and an account which isn’t shared for others.

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