August 21, 2009
Posted: 03:36 PM ET
One question has been nagging at Twitter for years: How to make money?
A piece of the answer to that question was revealed this week as Twitter co-founder Biz Stone told VentureBeat that Twitter plans to start charging for a premium service.
“Twitter will still be free for everybody and we’ll still tell them to go crazy with it,” Stone told the blog. “But we’ve identified a selection of things that businesses say are helping to make them more profit.”
As of now, the popular micro-blogging site doesn't charge for its service. It also doesn't run ads.
Some of the services the company reportedly will charge for:
There aren't many details about the services available. The interview comes on the heels of the release of a Twitter 101 business guide. And it's another indication Twitter is catering to the business crowd (read: people with money).
But what do you all think? Would you pay for extra Twitter services? Do you use Twitter for business? Feel free to discuss in the comments below.
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