Posted By RichC on September 2, 2017
For 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 $TWTR – yes 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)?