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Drew Conry-Murray
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Drew Conry-Murray,
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5/5/2014 | 10:59:15 AM
Re: Twitter should pay us
I'd be happy to accept money from Twitter, but I don't see that happening.  : )

Daniel, I'm with you: I follow people on Twitter because I'm interested in what they have to say. And presumably, the people following me feel the same way. That makes the site more useful to me than Facebook, where I feel obligated to follow friends and family even if I'm not interested in nine-tenths of the stuff that gets posted there.

This makes Twitter a valuable resource--at least more valuable than Facebook. Maybe even valuable enough that I'd pay.

I'm really curious to see what would happen if Twitter started charging some high-traffic accounts. I'm sure the first response would be for those folks to complain loudly--via Twitter.
danielcawrey
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5/3/2014 | 2:41:55 PM
Re: Twitter should pay us
On a personal level, I like Twitter better than Facebook. I believe that the people who follow me on Twitter are interested in the things that I am. That's why they follow me. On Facebook, that's not always true. Zuckerberg has long said that Facebook is a resource for people to share with friends things that they like. But I don't always agree with that business model. 

On the business side, I think that Twitter should charge for high-traffic accounts. Those users are getting mass exposure via the platform, and that has a ton of value. But I'm not sure that is the holistic answer to Twitter's problems.

Twitter should be cognizant of what needs to be done to make money on its platform; if not, the company shouldn't have gone public. 
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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5/2/2014 | 6:11:45 PM
Twitter should pay us
These services have inverted the traditional model whereby writers get paid by publishers. Twitter (and all the social networks) should really be paying its users...without uncompensated labor, these sites would be nothing.


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