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’tis the Season for Returning Gifts


… or not. Swapthing might just be your thing!

Whatever you celebrate throughout the winter holiday season (that’s our stab at fitting into these politically correct times), there is plenty of gift exchanges going on. When it comes to gift giving our loved ones have good intentions, but sometimes they just don’t get it right (a good poker face comes in handy at times like these). What might not be your cup-of-tea could be a treasure to someone else.

Like Ebay, Swapthing has a forum. That means talking, gossiping, communicating and return visits. The forum is called “Gifts that make you go Hmmmm… (my thing for your thing)” – its been up about a week and doesn’t have a lot of posts. This site should instead be presenting itself as a perfect example integration of the comments/forums into the listing of the product itself. People should be able to look at the Bad Religion Concert T-shirt and then reminisce (or otherwise) in a comment on impulse buying at outdoor trashy music events! Not have to go looking for forums to give their two pennies worth.

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Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

One thought on “’tis the Season for Returning Gifts

  1. This reminds me of a recent British TV show broadcast here in Oz called “Grumpy Old Men” and “Grumpy Old Women”. One episode of each dealt with Christmas with lines, on the subject of gifts, of “Did you keep the receipt?” and “what were you thinking of when you bought that?”.

    I think there’s a need for a “what to buy an X year old boy/girl who purports to be interested only in X site.

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