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Twitter isn't profiting off their users, or at all for that matter.



Twitter has a market cap of $13 billion mostly because of content produced by its users. The only possible way it can make money is by showing ads to users (getting them to do free labor).


The joke was that Twitter isn't profitable.


What does profit have to do with market cap.?


It is really strange to me to see this comment downvoted without anyone giving a justification.


I didn't down vote you because I don't agree with anonymously down voting people when I disagree with a comment like a sneaky coward, but maybe I can shine a little light on a possible disagreement.

Twitter is made up of it's shareholders and workers. The workers have been receiving a salary(profit essentially). Twitter shareholders make money when the market cap goes up(profit essentially). It's likely a semantics discussion about what "profit" specifically means to each person more than anything.


Um, that's a semantics discussion, I guess, but one with a clearly right and wrong answer.


It's likely a semantics discussion about what "profit" specifically means to each person

Fortunately, profit isn't defined so subjectively when talking about a corporation.


It can also make some money by selling data.




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