Twitter has 32 million accounts, but it has few employees focused on sales or growing the business at this time. Is this any way to build a business?
Twitter isn’t even clear yet on what it’s business plan is, according to today’s WSJ article. With no visible way to monetize these users, there’s a question about its long-term ability to pay the bills.
Obvious possibilities are to sell advertising along the tweets or to sell it as service used by companies. But Twitter’s top execs have not moved very far with either option.
Twitter is an interesting development in the web world. It will have to walk a fine line between finding ways to make revenue from the growth without becoming a burden and tempting users to turn to competitors.