Starbucks just made gifting friends a coffee way too easy; the coffee chain announced a new @TweetACoffee program today, which lets you buy a $5 gift card and tweet it to anyone.
How it works: Head to Starbucks.com/tweet-a-coffee, connect your Starbucks and Twitter accounts, and simply type in @TweetACoffee to @yourfriendhere. The site will automatically generate a link that recipients can then open and have the barcode scanned; givers will have to register with Starbucks, while coffee receivers simply have to open a link.
This isn't the first time Twitter has been used as a gifting platform; American Express has reportedly worked on purchases via hashtag. And let's not forget Facebook, where Facebook users send gifts to their friends. Twitter, however, makes it much easier to gift a coffee to friends in other cities, states, or countries (and perhaps gift to a random stranger in a random act of kindness?).
Check out the promo video below.