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Frankly this sounds like what Pinterest should be doing for revenue. Isn't basically what promoted tweets are for Twitter?



Promoted tweets are a fucking scourge, at least so far. I've seen two - both times for something totally irrelevant to me. (What the hell is the Shell Houston 2012 Open? I have zero idea, and less than zero interest.)

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I agree I don't like them either. I thought Twitter was going to settle on having people with >XX,000 followers pay something, Freemium style. But I guess ads are a better moneymaker and they will convert better in the feed.

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> I thought Twitter was going to settle on having people with >XX,000 followers pay something, Freemium style.

That seems weird, like punishing people for their success, or letting others decide how much they should pay. (Unless, I suppose, that once you hit XX,000 followers nobody could follow you until you paid up.)

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The few promoted tweets I have seen were frighteningly targeted.

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I'd be happy to learn that I'm hard to market to.

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