Twitter TWTR +0.00% has introduced added convenience to the process of public political participation enabling users to be more politically active. On Tuesday, the social media network revealed that by means of its partnership with Company Square, a mobile payment solution, Twitter users now have the capacity to make political donations through tweets. Now if you think some one can make a sweeter national cake, then you contribute the first flour by donating to his political ambitions.
Presenting the clue behind this: Now you are on twitter, you came across a message from someone with presidential aspirations, and this guy sound unique to you, so you are prompted to donate to his or her campaign. Now you have the option of donating some money to his presidential hopeful without leaving twitter, and then get back to your cat gifs. It is that simple.
Candidates could sign up for an account via Square Cash and once the account gets his verification from Square, the politician can tweet a specific URL or a $Cashtag which comes along with a “contribute” button. When as a supporter, you click the button, you will be prompted to choose a donation amount, then add debit or credit card details as well as share any information FEC demands. This data is thus saved for any possible donations later on the Twitter user could make. Candidates are not charged any fees just that Square charges a processing fee of 1.9% for all donations.
Quoting the official statement of the company, “This is the fastest, easiest way to make an online donation, and the most effective way for campaigns to execute tailored digital fundraising, in real time, on the platform where Americans are already talking about the 2016 election and the issues they are passionate about,” reads the company announcement.
This is goodnews as if you think the mantle will be better handled by a candidate, then you could contribute a yard towards sewing the candidate a regalia befitting of the mantle.