Hey everyone. As some of you might have seen, Valentine has been developing an interesting faucet coupon system that allows us to use 3rd party social networks for faucet authetication to make account registration really easy faucet.bitshares.org), and use them in innovative marketing campaigns.
The first idea we've come up with is to use it to attempt to go viral on reddit with the simple question: What if you could turn your karma into real money?
karmatocash.com will be a website where you can authenticate with your reddit account, and then get a quick introduction to bitshares alongside some crisp internet cash (bitUSD) in proportion to your comment karma. Now your internet points will finally have real world value!
If stakeholders like the idea, then it will be funded through a delegate that will be launched alongside a number of other marketing delegates from nullstreet (details are still being worked out on this). If the reddit faucet turns out to be a success and gives a positive ROI, we can try with other interesting marketing campaigns based on the faucet idea, such as a github "tip4commit" that rewards you with bitUSD based on number of commits, or a twitter faucet that pays users for retweets. The faucet infrastructure can also be used for referral systems.
Just a heads up to let you hear some of the ideas the community marketing team is working on, and so we can put this in the update tomorrow. Any feedback will be appreciated!