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Twitter Pro — one year later, same request: take my money for less down time


Last year I asked @Ev to let me pay him $20 a month/$250 a year for a Twitter Pro account which was on its own uber-redundant server cluster. Evan’s response was it wasn’t a cost issue but a software issue.

However, I still think there is a huge market–perhaps 1-5% of the twitter base–that would pay for a professional account. If 1% of 10m users would pay this fee you are looking at 100k paid users. At $250 a year each that is $25m a year in revenue.

That’s a lot of servers and developers.

@ev @jack: I’d think about.

  • http://www.darrenhoyt.com/2008/12/20/a-twitter-i-would-pay-for/ A Twitter I Would Pay For | Darren Hoyt Dot Com

    [...] useful bits….but no means of upgrading to something richer and more stable, despite all the [...]

  • http://jerhoyet.com/2008/05/why-twitter-pro-is-a-bad-idea/ Why “Twitter Pro” is a Bad Idea | Jeremiah Hoyet

    [...] Jason Calacanis and Pat Phelan have both written about how they would be willing to pay for a Twitter Pro/Plus that offered a guarantee of increased service reliability. This all comes as a response to the service interruptions that Twitter experiences almost every day. [...]

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