A Dream in the Making for Twitter’s Revenue Stream?

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.

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Obituaries and Memorial Services Going Social Networking

For years, families and friends have traditionally mourned their loved ones in private settings, mostly enclosed only to those who were relatively close to the deceased person. However, as social networks are becoming more of the everyday living for many people around the world, so as online social memorial services, where families and friends are able to easily memorialize and eulogize their deceased loved ones, cohorts, and even pets.

Social networks such as Facebook and MySpace have seen a high rise in group pages created by fans, friends, and families of the deceased loved ones. In June 2009, a group page that was created to eulogize the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, has seen an overnight sky-rocketing of more than 7 million fans from around the world in just two days, making it the largest group page on Facebook.

In recent years, a few memorial web sites, such as Tributes.com (http://www.tributes.com), have sprouted up, geared to capture a niche market for online obituaries and memorial service. These web sites offer several online services, including obituary news, information, and funeral announcements.

A simple and free social application for social networks, Wrisen.com (http://apps.facebook.com/wrisenbook), was launched on Tuesday this week, which offers users to best remember, honor and cherish their loved ones. Unlike many other social apps and web sites, Wrisen offers a new view for friends and families to eulogize their loved ones and pets. While Tributes.com is becoming a hub for obituary news and information, Wrisen is instantly becoming the central hub for social eulogy, where families and friends can upload and share photos and videos for their loved ones, post condolences and comments on their loved ones’ profiles on Wrisen.

“I am from South Africa and currently I’m a student at Franklin Univeristy here in Columbus. Two days ago, my uncle unexpectedly passed away in a car accident, but I don’t have money to go home for the funeral. Most of my family members are on Facebook and I told them to add Wrisen to their profiles so we can share and exchange our sorrow and mourn our uncle. Even though I am here and they are there, I still feel as though I am with them, in the same room, because with Wrisen, we are able to share our grief in real-time.” Cries Mfeko.

Each time someone posts a photo, video, comment, eulogy, or a condolence on any profile on Wrisen, then it’s instantly distributed and posted on every Facebook friends’ homepages. In the process, the Wrisen system allows users to share memories and exchange sympathies with everyone in their friends’ list, which may help make them feel a little better.

Most of us everywhere, have lost some members of our family, relatives, friends, and or those we knew, or simply admired, and the more people you may have sharing condolences with you, the better you may feel, even if it’s just a little.

“What we’re doing is building Wrisen as a platform for families and friends to easily share and comfort each other with everyone else in the world. So that they can have a free place not only to grieve, but to remember, honor and cherish their loved ones forever.” Claims Timothy Sweatte, Wrisen’s VP of Marketing.

Wrisen.com, a Social App to Help You Remember, Honor, and Cherish Your Loved Ones

Wrisen LogoWrisen (www.wrisen.com) was launched on July 27, 2009, and it’s live now exclusively on Facebook at http://apps.facebook.com/wrisenbook. Wrisen, a social app for social networks lets you easily create profiles for all your loved ones, post and share eulogies and condolences, upload their pictures, videos, and memorial gifts.

Wrisen enables you to share sympathy about your loved ones with your all friends and family members on Facebook.

The application is a Facebook-like by itself within Facebook, it’s free, easy and simple to use, and each eulogy, condolence or comment posted on any profile and on the profile wall is instantly distributed and shared among all your Facebook friends.

You can basically create and post a profile for any person or pet that you may have admired and adored. It could be anyone from the past, such as Princess Diana, Gandhi or anyone you want to eulogize.

Wrisen is a cool social application that I created to help make social network users feel better and forever remember their passed loved ones.

Try it out and please let me know what you think about it.

Welated, My Current Project, My Best Yet

In just a few days, I am going to unveil my latest work, Welated, at www.welated.com, which will alert you instantly in real-time if your mate (friend or spouse) cheats on your with anyone at anytime, any place in the world.

The system uses analytical algorithm to follow your mate’s every personal love affair with anyone, anywhere, then it alerts you, so you can make an informed, smart choice.

I am really excited about it and I hope it can help make a difference in your current or future social relationship.

Below is the screen shot for the Welated homepage. Visit the site, sign up, and take a test drive. It’s fun, free, and easy to use. Please let me know what you think about it. I deeply and greatly value your sincere opinion and feedback.

Welated

Ramamia – the Simplest New Way to Privately Share Photos, Web sites, and Events with Families

In my LinkedIn network of connections, there’s a 16-year old Mark Bao, an incredible talented serial entrepreneur but still a high school junior student, whom I met about two years ago on YoungEntrepreneur.com, and ever since, I have come to admire him for his ingenuity and ambition.

He’s the real definition of entrepreneur. He has started several Internet and web application companies and now serves as President and CEO of Avecora.

Recently, Mark Bao and his partner, Jason L. Baptiste, launched a new site, Ramamia, which makes it seamlessly simple for anyone to privately share photos, events, messages, and videos with every family member and friends. I tried it out today, and I found the site to be one of the most eye-appeasing, user-friendly, the site color is great, the user-interface and navigational tools are well positioned; so easy even your grandma can use the site and find her way around.

A gazillion number of new sites is launched every day, most of them are useless and doomed to fail on their first launch, including some of mine, but Ramamia is a unique site that offers a cool breath of fresh air for online social networking, geared for families and friends.

But, don’t just take my word for it, go and try it out for yourself. The site’s sign up process is very simple; all you need to sign up as a new member is to simply enter your last name. No long process of entering tons of mumbo jumbo personal details to register and start using the site. Also, adding your family members to your Ramamia Family Profile is as simple as ABC, and uploading your photos and videos, or creating your events and sharing them among your family and friends are tirelessly simple.

It was recently reported around the web that most social networking sites including Facebook are trying to simplify their signup process for new members. Even last week, Facebook attempted to quietly launch their new sign-up form, which they temporarily flashed on their homepage, with a new user is only required to enter his or her full name to sign up. Ramamia has beaten Facebook to the punch in implementing their easy sign-up process, and this is the same method I am going to implement on my new site, Welated, due to launch by March 2009.

Ramamia is currently angel-funded, but I am not sure yet what is their primary revenue model, perhaps is solely based on paid ads, but the site states that they will soon launch their premium version. The entire Ramamia site is unique, great, I like the site color, and its user-interface is phenomenal.

The only fault I found with the site, is that they don’t use Usernames and Passwords for registered users to login, but at the time of registering with the site, it sends you a nasty long and tedious link to your email, which you have to remember or bookmark in order to login. However, if they can fix their login process, Ramamia is definitely deemed to exponentially grow, as families around the world try to find the easiest and simplest way to share events, photos, and videos online. Ramamia is the new Facebook of families.

Notice: I have no affiliation with Ramamia nor do I have investment interest in Ramamia.

Webware Finally Credits TechCrunch

I recently wrote on here about Webware kind of living in the shadow of TechCrunch on nearly every story they report. But, the good news thereafter is that Webware seems to have heeded my writing, that today in their Daily Tidbits, they finally credited TechCrunch on their report that, “Charles River Ventures, a venture capital fund that focuses on Web start-ups, and is trying to find a hot company through Facebook”.

It’s good to see Webware finally crediting TechCrunch on their tech news reporting, because for a while now, all they have been doing is report on whatever TechCrunch reports without at times crediting TechCrunch, and that was kind of boring and annoying, not to say, lack of news reporting and creativity.

Speaking of Facebook hot Apps, I am working to launch, Wrisen, which is poised to be one of today and tomorrow’s hot and fast growing social apps on Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Hi5 and other social networking properties.

Due to launch in January 2009, Wrisen is poised to be the emotional comforting social application for everyone including pets anywhere, but with an actual revenue business model, and is not mostly depended on sometimes under-performing social revenue ads.

Domain Names: Business.com and America.com

America.com – a great domain name currently under-utilized. So much potential for this domain, but so little creative talent shown by the current owners. They are using it for the bulletin boards (forums)?

Last time I checked a few years ago, this domain was listed for sale at GreatDomains.com for $30 million, but I am not sure if it ever had a buyer.

Same goes with the domain, Business.com. Why aren’t the owners of these domains using them to their fullest potential, hmm, lack of inventive minds may be?

Business.com was bought for about $360 million, but what a waste so far!