Sunday, August 23, 2009

twitter launch commercial accounts expected in this year

The company has already launched a guide for professional users, featuring how companies can use it to find customers, pass on deals and perform market research. But haven’t mentioned any specific timeline to launch the upcoming services.

It surely seems hard to sort out who is using the service professionally and who is using it for personal reason, and then charge them on it. So the plan is to build a set of features for which people will be willing to pay.

Co-founder Biz Stone said :

the company is in the first phase of rolling out commercial accounts that will entice business users to pay for premium services like detailed analytics. After that, the company might move into building business-oriented application programming interfaces, creating a “commercial layer” over the social network.

Further said :

Twitter will still be free for everybody and we’ll still tell them to go crazy with it. But we’ve identified a selection of things that businesses say are helping to make them more profit.

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