How many of you guys Twitter? More than 6 million people have signed up for an account. I know several of us in this little blog family of ours do. I think it’s okay and it’s kind of fun but when I heard on the news last night that they were figuring out how they could cash in on it and were going to start charging for this service, I thought to myself, there is no way I’d pay in order to do it. Its fun but not THAT fun. I mean there’s fun and then there’s FUN. It’s just fun to me. I say things like “I’m going out to water my flowers” or “I’m going out for dinner.” Some people get pretty descriptive *Gary*cough*cough*Gary* But most of us, at least my followers are just shooting the breeze.
But apparently they are talking about letting advertisers start advertising on the site itself. I kind of like the way it is. I’m not a fan of things flashing and blinking like on so many sites. It’s almost peaceful the way it is. But I can also see their point. If other people are making money off of Twitter for free, I’m all for spreading the wealth that way.
“Several major companies, including JetBlue Airways Corp., have set up Twitter accounts to monitor what people are saying about their brands. The companies sometimes send out tweets offering to address a complaint. Computer maker Dell Inc., for instance, is offering exclusive discounts to its more than 18,000 followers on Twitter after holiday promotions broadcast on the service produced more than $1 million in sales and online retailer Zappos.com is a big fan of Twitter, using it for promotions and customer feedback. But the Las Vegas-based company won’t necessarily stay on board if Twitter starts imposing fees on businesses, said CEO Tony Hsieh.”
“Both Williams and Stone hinted the company is exploring ways to charge for expanded commercial access to Twitter, but emphasized that all personal accounts will remain free.” So this answers our question that for us simple folk who are only sharing our boredom with everyone, it will still be free.”
So my question is to those of you who do Twitter, would you pay for it? Also, do you have Facebook and would you pay for that? I will say that I’ve had FB for gosh, a good two years now I think and I’ve never had more fun on it until very recently. I’d say the last 6 months. I’ve gotten a hold of a lot of my relatives in Canada. I’ve reconnected with a lot of kids that I grew up with and went to school with. One man, I really wanted to say “kid” but one guy who grew up on the same street as I did. I’ve also gotten back in touch with a large number of kids that were my lunchroom kids. That I watched grow up and always wondered what happened to them. Also, a lot of my peeps here from blogland have joined and we have an awful lot of fun together on FB. We watch the same TV shows and comment to each other and just tease and laugh. It’s fun. It’s really been fun. So, to me, I ‘d pay a monthly fee if it were minimal but there is no way I’d pay for Twitter because it’s really not talking to others. It’s more like just saying something and hoping someone will read it. I like the communicating part.
What about you?