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    Some celebrities are being paid upwards of $10K for their "advertising" tweets.

    http://www.examiner.com/x-24390-Twit...ns-10k-a-tweet

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    to make money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    to make money?
    Not for twitter. They haven't figured out how to make any revenue yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy View Post
    Not for twitter. They haven't figured out how to make any revenue yet.
    but that was almost certainly the motivation behind its genesis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy View Post
    Not for twitter. They haven't figured out how to make any revenue yet.
    They're going to make money the old fashioned (internet) way, by going public.
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    Quote Originally Posted by landpoke View Post
    They're going to make money the old fashioned (internet) way, by going public.
    or by selling to google.

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    Quote Originally Posted by landpoke View Post
    They're going to make money the old fashioned (internet) way, by going public.
    Even the lamest internet IPO's showed revenue potential. These guys ain't got nothin'. Twitter is a passing fad. As with parachute pants and the Chicago Bullls, people will one day realize that their lives are better without it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy View Post
    Even the lamest internet IPO's showed revenue potential. These guys ain't got nothin'. Twitter is a passing fad. As with parachute pants and the Chicago Bullls, people will one day realize that their lives are better without it.
    I don't disagree with your general disdain for Twitter or their "business model" (although I do have a problem with your hatred of parachute pants,) but you know they're sitting there pointing at however many users they have and figuring that ought to be enough for Wall Street to redirect blood to its nether regions. And if anyone calls them on it they can start slapping ads all over the place, eek out a meger revenue stream and everyone will call them a success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoylenOver View Post
    @shitmydadsays

    "Tennessee is nice. The first time I vomited was in tennessee, I think."

    "Your brother brought his baby over this morning. He told me it could stand. It couldn't stand for s$%#. Just sat there. Big let down."

    "Your mother rented this film, What Happens In Vegas. I thought it was going to be non-fiction, but it's fiction, and it's about some idiot."
    A couple that made me laugh out loud:

    "We're out of Grape Nuts... No, what's left is for me. Sorry, I should have said "You're out of Grape Nuts."

    "I just want silence. Jesus, it doesn't mean I don't like you. It just means right now, I like silence more."

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    I've never quite figured out what purpose Twitter serves that facebook doesn't. Can someone explain the meaning of it in approximately~ 1 sentence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coastal Ute View Post
    I've never quite figured out what purpose Twitter serves that facebook doesn't. Can someone explain the meaning of it in approximately~ 1 sentence?
    "Brevity is the soul of wit."

    Facebook is about keeping people updated with your life through pictures, biographical information, status updates, etc. Twitter, for me, is about getting news from sports writers and funny, smart-ass comments from everyone else.

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    Steve Martin is now on Twitter.

    He's a legend, and the medium suits him very well.
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    This is a pretty awesome twitter exchange with multiple big corporation blue checks joining in the fun


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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    This is a pretty awesome twitter exchange with multiple big corporation blue checks joining in the fun

    That thread is incredible. Everybody joined in.
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    that was funny.

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