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A Twitter About Twitter

The outages are over (maybe). Spark Capital and Jeff Bezos ae putting $15 million into Twitter.
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Written by Tom Steinert-Threlkeld on

The outages are over (maybe). Spark Capital and Jeff Bezos ae putting $15 million into Twitter.

"Twitter will become a sustainable business supported by a revenue model,'' promised the company's aptly named co-founder Biz Stone.

Which was followed last week by Gene Smith shutting down tweet tracker Tweeterboard, saying "there aren't all that many rewards for building things on top of Twitter.''

So, fresh from your own Independence Day break, here's your chance to tell Jeff Bezos how to create rewards for building things on top of Twitter.

How do you create a sustainable economy around Twitter (where outsiders and insiders alike can profit), when neither friends nor famous people charge for tracking their tweets and almost any commercial message is likely to be longer than the tweet itself?

[And do you really want to know when the bathtub of, say, the Zappos CEO is full of hair, just so you can see the Zappos logo nine times again (on the left rail) and be inspired to check out his site (on the right)? ].

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