How Twitter will make money

Great article in the Guardian this morning about Twitter from an interview with  founders Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams. Two points, one good, one not so good.

1. We now know how Twitter will try and make money

[Williams] is toying with many ideas for making money and is keen to adopt something that stems directly from the functionality Twitter provides, rather than simply slapping banner adverts on top of its web pages. Might Twitter start acting as a bank for small payments between users, for example? We don’t have any specific plans for a payment system, though that’s interesting. But we definitely are striving for (and believe we can achieve) a built-in revenue model that is compatible with the open nature of Twitter and its ecosystem, rather than something tacked-on.

2. Why maroon such a cool article on the cover of  a section labelled “Technology”? Why not put it in a mainstream part of the paper? Surely Twitter is funky enough for that!

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About John Welsh

John Welsh has spent his entire working life in business-to-business media, first traditional publishing, having edited three magazines over 14 years, and, second, exhibitions since 2007. He started this blog on 22 June 2008 and ended it on 18 May 2010.
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2 Responses to How Twitter will make money

  1. Charles says:

    Yeah, but if we let the main paper have it, we’d need another piece for the front of Tech…
    And not sure the founders are quite as fascinating as to merit a place in the main paper quite yet.

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