Twitter Premium Services

An article that ran on the satire site BBSpot has apparently fooled some Twitterers. It claimed that Twitter was going to begin charging for "premium" services as follows:

* Sparrow ($5/month) – Users get 145 character limit, 5 extra random followers.
* Dove ($15/month) – Users get 160 character limit, 25 extra random followers, 1 random celebrity follower, auto-spell check, "Fail Whale" T-shirt.
* Owl ($50/month) – Users get 250 character limit, 100 extra random followers, 2 random celebrity followers, 30 minutes on recommended list, auto-spell check, "Fail Whale" hoodie.
* Eagle ($250/month) – Users get 500 character limit, 1000 extra random followers, 3 celebrity followers of their choice, 5 hours on recommended list each month, Twitter Concierge for Tweeting while user is asleep or busy (and more), auto-spell check, "Fail Whale" tuxedo, custom "Fail Whale" page when service is down.

News of the premium services quickly made its way to Twitter. PCWorld reports "At least half all current tweets about the 'news' are still treating it seriously."

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Posted on Fri Mar 20, 2009


I must be the only living being who doesn't know what the hell "Twitter" is... I feel like GWB commenting on "the internetS"... sounds like something a dying parakeet does... "He twittered a bit, and then lay still..." Sniff...
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Sun Mar 22, 2009  at  04:54 PM
There should be a premium service called;

* Dodo ($500/month)- Users get a secret email indicating that Twitter has no actual real use, but that they should keep this to themselves as it's "commercial-in-confidence". They also get their choice of Bush Senior or Junior as super-celeb follower. :wow:

(HH thanks for the idea of GWB!)
Posted by Joel B1  on  Sun Mar 22, 2009  at  11:34 PM
many hoaxes have been flying around lately, but it is now confirmed.
Twitter is currently developing premium accounts, as well as testing
unobtrusive paid ads as a form of monetization

thanks for sharing!

Posted by Nicholas  on  Thu Mar 26, 2009  at  03:58 PM
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