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I would pay for Twitter.com

5/14/2007

At this point I’m offering $100 a year for a premium account on Twitter. By premium I mean a dedicated server that is independent of the free cluster of servers, and that has an SLA of 99.99999% or something to that effect. Also, I’d pay for more features and better speed.

Ev/Biz: If you get this please consider putting up a server for your top users that are willing to pay $100 a year. When you get 100 to 500 of these $100 users why not pull the trigger? Then we can get to the service when the kitty cat is working on the free ones. :-)

Seriously, I’m in your corner… but the down time is really impacting my ability to get my job done!

[ Note: Twitter is a mobile/simple blogging service that I use in addition to my blog at www.calacanis.com. You can see my latest blog in the orange box to the right on this blog. ]

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Hello, my name is Jason. Welcome to my blog on the interwebs. You can reach me on twitter @jason and by email at jason@inside.com. My Skype is jasoncalacanis, and my mobile phone is 310-456-4900.

I only pick up numbers I recognize, and in terms of emailing me, the best strategy is to write short, blunt and to the point requests. I can quickly respond to short messages, and many times I simply don't have the time to read five page pitches. In terms of taking meetings, I only do that after reviewing an actual product (not a business plan). So, the best time to ping me is when you have mockups or an alpha site. I don't read business plans, and I've never written one.

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