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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Well, There Goes Twitter

Posted by on Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 3:36 PM

The AP has the story. I've been dreading Twitter's IPO for years now; once Wall Street gets its hands on something simple, that simple thing almost inevitably gets fucked up. I expect un-skippable video ads by late 2014. (There's a precedent for this sort of thing.)

 

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Urgutha Forka 9
@6,

You mean you realized you were wrong to not use twitter, or wrong to follow comedians and comedy sites?

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Posted by Urgutha Forka on September 13, 2013 at 10:14 AM · Report this
zombie eyes 8
Anything can be skipped by closing the page.
Posted by zombie eyes on September 13, 2013 at 9:19 AM · Report this
Aurora Erratic 7
I like twitter enough to accept sponsored tweets but probably not enough to watch a video advertisement.
Posted by Aurora Erratic http://www.finemesspottery.com on September 13, 2013 at 8:22 AM · Report this
seandr 6
@3, @5: I was once you. Then I started following comedians and comedy sites, and I realized I was wrong.
Posted by seandr on September 12, 2013 at 10:39 PM · Report this
Sean Kinney 5
So you're saying it will suck like it did before, except more?
Posted by Sean Kinney http:// on September 12, 2013 at 8:31 PM · Report this
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Once you take venture capitalists' money, at some point you have to find other, bigger VC to buy them out or you have to IPO. VC want a good return on their investment. The only alternative is to sell the venture to a larger company like Microsoft, Apple or Google.

This is the life of a tech startup.

Next, expect Twitter to monetize with paid subscriptions to premium versions, feed subscriptions with shared revenue streams for the most popular feeds, premium plans for select partners that share some key data on their feed subscribers, and more ads.
Posted by Nothing ventured, nothing gained on September 12, 2013 at 8:21 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 3
I'm going to not use twitter even more than I'm not using it now.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on September 12, 2013 at 6:22 PM · Report this
Sean Kinney 2
So what?
Posted by Sean Kinney http:// on September 12, 2013 at 5:06 PM · Report this
Posted by Unregistered User on September 12, 2013 at 4:28 PM · Report this

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