Can Twitter management better monetize the company?

Posted By on September 2, 2017

TwitterPoll170831sFor the fun of it, I ran a lightly responded to Twitter poll (200+ votes and nearly 40,000 views) with an idea that could generate some subscription based income for $TWTRyes I would like to see the stock price rise too. My purpose was to see just how many users would be interested or offended if there were a FREE tier and a LOW COST subscription tier of service. The thinking would be to entice regular users to subscribe for a fee (generating a steady income flow for Twitter) with the perk of being able to tweet a few more than 140 characters.  I could see nearly every "verified" account and heavy user jumping on an inexpensive $12/year subscription and imagine quite a few others would try it as well?

But … the response to the poll either just really likes FREE … or are concerned over clutter if tweets were allowed to include more text (it is also possible that my poll was misinterpreted)?



  • Tim Elliot

    That is not a bad idea. How can I vote on your poll?

  • A Disgruntled Shareholder

    Twitter management needs some serious business thinkers. Visionaries are great to have, but they can’t trump the whole purpose of being in business and a public company. Time to put on your big boy pant Jack Dorsey. Good ideas come from business managers who don’t have the luxury in playing around with other people’s money!

  • jrhmo

    Have you heard if this is really going to happen?

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