the buildup is often followed by the sell out which is often followed by the sell off. Has Twitter reached phase two already?
The only thing I can think of saying to any news of "more ads" is no thanks.
Poor Google, they just spent so much effort integrating twitter feeds into their realtime product. Now it's realtime ads. I wonder what will give what with Google's anti paid link stance, they certainly won't promote another sites advertising for them.
blown up internet businesses that are valued billions of dollars.. and all they are able to come up with is "promoted tweets". that all sounds so pathetic to me, it's ridiculous..
advertising as a revenue model for communication tools.. nothing learned since the new economy era, no idea. that's right, disrupt conversation by holding advertising billboards between people in chatting mode. way to go, twitter..
You give it away free, first, to get users, then you start to meter it, then commercialize it... Sound familiar? That's how Bell (telephones) got started. Google took the same play book. Twitter is doing the same thing. (Also radio, TV... and none of us are old enough to remember, the first newspapers)...
The infrastructure is not free, never has been, and VC only goes so far to "hook" the noobs. At some point ROI has to be asserted else belly up.
Thumbs up, Twits...
I hope no one is surprised by this.
|... what with Google's anti paid link stance, they certainly won't promote another sites advertising for them. |
unless they have already agreed on a commission ;o)
This is like bating to fish & catch. Free bate-eat free,then get hooked. Skype was free, then.. FB will be free for a shortwhile then one day will hook up the users with levying the charges.
I suspect the ad tolerance level of non-tech folk is quite a lot higher than that of most people here. It'll work. For a while anyway.
Everything has to come to an end sometime.
Unfortunately most of the great online empires get bought out, sold out, and convert to ads.
Tis human nature it seems.
Just waiting for the day that sleep costs money unless one opts into behavioral ad personalization of dreams.
Probably there already. How many get more than three hours of sleep before jumping up to check their email, RSS, site stats...
|Just waiting for the day that sleep costs money unless one opts into behavioral ad personalization of dreams. |
Pay for your "Free" Twitter account.
Suggest price? $1 per year.
|brotherhood of LAN|
>$1 per year
Or 'pay as you say'... tiny payments.
They had a good free run, we've seen the astronomical stats about twitter throughput, and it'll all need paid for.