How Should Twitter Make Money?
Om Malik provides an interesting solution to the question of how Twitter should make money–charge the heavy users–but I don’t see that as working without a major change in how friending works. Problem is, people can friend me, but I have no control over it. If I’m charged based on the number of people following me, I have no control over my costs!
I’ve often compared Twitter to instant messaging or IRC. How do those services make money? They don’t. I expect Twitter won’t make money, either, for exactly the same reason: how do you monetize it?