It seems like a long time since Internet startups thought they could offer a free product and make a living selling ads. That would be in 2004, during the birth of Web 2.0.
Suggested is the incredible pace of change in the Internet’s evolution. In its own historical scale, that moment would be equivalent to the Renaissance: the Dark Ages of the dot-com bubble was past, but superstition still at times superseded reason.
To wit, the mantra was: “Build a community of users first, monetize later.” How far we’ve come.
“This is very clear now. It wasn’t clear until a while ago.” Though the Web is filled with free tools that let people talk, share content, and offer advice, few of them make money. Twitter, the social network where people communicate in 140-character bursts, is the most famous among them. Though it boasts millions of users and continues to grow at a cheek-rippling rate, it has yet to make a dime.
Its leaders said they won’t display ads on the service, and they won’t ask its users to start paying for it.
But they’ve hinted at a revenue model that is becoming increasingly popular with new startups in social media: Charge the companies that use it as a marketing tool.
There were no tweets on the internet for more than an hour Thursday morning due to a prolonged Twitter outage.
“We are determining the cause and will provide an update shortly,” reported the Twitter status blog around 9:45 a.m. ET.
The outage had started around 9 a.m. ET, reported the TechCrunch blog.
As of 10:20 a.m. ET, the site had been down for an hour and 11 minutes, said Pingdom.com, which monitors uptime and downtime for websites that include Twitter.
While long outages were common on the site two years ago, Pingdom’s statistics show Thursday’s outage is the longest in the past five months. During that period, the site was down an average of 82 minutes per month.
If you can find Jon Kolbe a job, you’ll win a brand-new high-definition camcorder.
It’s not a new game show. Just his plea for help on Twitter.
The Boca Raton, Fla., father of two has been without a job for seven months, and at this stage he has gone far beyond posting online resumes and joining online networking groups.
After applying for a couple hundred jobs, he finally found a lead from a stranger on Twitter.
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If your on Twitter, which most people are nowadays then join the new site through your account.
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A smart entrepreneur knows to stay connected. Twitter, a micro-blogging tool, enables you to immerse yourself in your industry, develop your company’s brand, and relate to your customers. With 14 million people on Twitter (and more joining daily), if you’re an entrepreneur and not participating, the only question is: why not?
Is Twitter just a techies facebook?