Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Twitter Revenue from Tools

Just read this article - Twitter sees tools, not ads, for revenue

That could be really bad news. Part of the appeal of twitter is that it's a fairly open platform and that there are a lot of people building tools that live on top of the platform. If Twitter begins to charge for tools, they will likely need to lock away aspects of their platform to prevent other people from creating competitors to the tools they create.

In fairness, I often go back and forth on Twitter. Recently, I've been feeling like it's really just a messaging platform like email or IM.

Curious any thoughts. I wonder if this will come up tonight at the social networking panel I'm moderating.

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