Comments on: Protecting Twitter from its own hubris http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/07/06/protecting-twitter-from-its-own-hubris/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Zoonie http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/07/06/protecting-twitter-from-its-own-hubris/#comment-413000 Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:21:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35263#comment-413000 I think the calls to create a subscription option for regular users who wished to protect their archive, have better searching and opt out of advertising (and other minor benefits) was mooted within about 3 months of Twitter existing.

Although they dismissed it at the time, if 10% of the customer base had taken up the subscription option, even at a $2 cpm option, that would have by now proved to be a considerable income earner, putting them in a far more solid financial position, on top of the ad revenue.

As someone who primarily uses a Private account, I have always loved Twitter but I hear more dissent daily, and as someone who doesn’t want to use FB as a primary mode of communication, I wish they’d sort themselves out so I and we have to move on.

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By: LoraineAntrim http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/07/06/protecting-twitter-from-its-own-hubris/#comment-411150 Sat, 07 Jul 2012 13:15:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35263#comment-411150 Communicating in an open and shared environment is what is fueling social media today. By cutting off the reciprocity with LinkedIn, Twitter is cutting off some of the gas that fuels its platform. Not the best tactic. Loraine Antrim

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By: Ther http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/07/06/protecting-twitter-from-its-own-hubris/#comment-410731 Fri, 06 Jul 2012 19:16:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35263#comment-410731 The Internet has become a good place to have friends and a bad place to have adversaries.

Friends share. And when they don’t, there’s an app for that!

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