Get Revenge on Twitter Trolls— With Your Wallet

New app Trigger lets you donate to charity with a reply tweet
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 28, 2017 12:50 PM CST
App Makes It Easy to Get Back at Twitter Trolls
An example of how the app might be used.   (Trigger)

After President Trump's election, there was a boost in donations to the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood. Now so-called "rage donations" like these are easier than ever, reports Thrillist. Trigger, which Mashable calls "an amazingly passive-aggressive Twitter-based app," allows registered users to complete a donation simply by replying to an irksome tweet with a dollar amount, the handle of the chosen charity, and #TriggerGive.

"You get triggered, and you're pissed off. That's where we come in," says creator Isaac Alfton. The passive-aggressive part: the person you’re replying to will "know 100% that what they said caused a donation." But the app can also be used in other ways, Alfton says. For example, reading a story about the declining health of our oceans might prompt a user to donate to Oceana. In case of a typo, Trigger notes all donations can be amended within 24 hours. (More apps stories.)

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