Om Twitter skulle börja ta betalt
Imagine that Twitter’s estimated 200 million user base was asked to pay $6 a year to use the service (something that would amount to $0.50 a month). I would guess Twitter would lose some users — let’s be brutal and assume they lose 70% of users instantly. That leaves the service with about 60 million users – a large drop.
That is 60 million paying users though, and at $0.50 each monthly that amounts to $30 million dollars in revenue each month. To put it another way: if Twitter charged users $0.50 a month and lost 70% of their user base, they would still make $21 million dollars more each month than I estimate they do with promoted tweets and trends.
Jag hade gärna betalt för att använda Twitter och för att slippa annonserna. Jag gör det ju redan med flera programvaror som annars hade varit annonsfinansierade så för mig är det definitivt ingen stor grej.