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    Interesting Social Experiment: Jonathan's Starbucks Cardhttp://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/

    This is a very interesting experiment! A mobile app consultant named Jonathan Stark decided to make his Starbucks purchasing card available for anyone to use - both to buy coffee or add money to give coffee. I first saw news of this on CNN the other day and finally had a chance to look at Jonathan's Card website. His card also has a Twitter account that automatically are updated with the total on the card and a Facebook page too.

    As of last Monday when the CNN article was printed, $3,651 had been spent on the card, which he started with a $30 balance. At least 177 people had donated money to it. From the looks of the Twitter stream just in the past few hours, a lot more must have gone in and out of the card since then!

    Very cool beans! (Pun intended!)
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    Starbucks Pulled Plug on Jonathan's Card Social Experiment

    In the classic case of one person screwing it up for everyone else, Starbucks was forced to shut down Jonathan's card social experiment Friday night when some idiot hacked the card and made a blog post even detailing how you can use the card to buy yourself an iPad. Sad. http://mashable.com/2011/08/13/jonat...ard-shut-down/
    Shari McConahay


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    Starbucks Pulled Plug on Jonathan's Card Social Experiment

    This was a neat experiment! Iím interested to hear his insights on the results of the experiment.

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