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Twitter just does not offer anything to grab traction. I'm even starting to lose interest in Twitter. Everybody seems to think it is a broadcast service. It will all depend on how well Twitter fights spam. That is what will make or break twitter.
I have an active account and all I do is follow other designers and developers. What I get is a ton of interesting articles every day to further feed my insatiable thirst for web building knowledge. I find Twitter a great way to locate new and interesting topics.
How do you make money from Twitter?
Twitter has many appealing opportunities for generating revenue but we are holding off on implementation for now because we don't want to distract ourselves from the more important work at hand which is to create a compelling service and great user experience for millions of people around the world. While our business model is in a research phase, we spend more money than we make.
In other words - they want to build a huge network and then get bought out by Google for more than they're worth. It's the new internet business model, ala YouTube.
What is the difference between a newsletter and Tweeter anyway? My newsletter goes out to my "followers" via email whenever I post an update. My followers can receive my newsletter on their iPhones, Blackberry's, or the web, essentially anywhere they get email... which is the same I assume for Tweeter? I can send out a newsletter by simply making a post on my site... all my followers receive it via email. I can make a post via my computer, my iPhone, my Blackberry, where ever I am... I assume this is the same for Tweeter?
Plus my newsletter can be greater than 140 characters... ;-)
The only difference I can see is that folks can Tweet multiple times a day, where a newsletter might be considered spammy if sent out multiple times a day.
I guess lump me into the I just don't get it crowd... Until I see the light, my old school newsletter works just fine for me...