Today TechCrunch published an article about the dilemma Twitter may be facing in deciding its functional and accepted revenue stream model.
But if I recall correctly, didn’t Twitter hire a business manager a few months ago, whose aim might have been to develop their revenue stream model? What has he been working on thus far? I don’t foresee any other revenue models for Twitter other than placing paid ads within the tweets.
I don’t think there is a single user who would want to pay a subscription fee to follow some celebrities, no matter who may that be, unless a few fanatical users. Also, charging a fee for business accounts, as was reported on several blogs, may not even work since differentiating between a business and a non business account may be a daunting task.
Thus, the only option I see for Twitter’s revenue stream model is to place paid ads within the tweets or on the right side bar within the trend topics. Anything different may be detrimental to the explosive growth of Twitter.