Just when you thought social networking has hit it's stride then comes a new and innovative way to share a soda with a friend.

Pepsi has introduced a real vending machine that's social media-enabled. The Social Vending Machine lets users send free soda to their friends. To do so, users select a beverage and enter the recipient's name, mobile number and personalized text message with a code redeemable at another vending machine. Consumers can personalize the message with a short video recorded by the machine. There’s also an option to send a free beverage to a stranger.

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