Twitter could rely on trade to make money
The microblogging site Twitter is exploring the possibility of making money by offering business operations in addition to advertising, its only current source of revenue, announced Tuesday, July 19 his boss, Dick Costolo. He cited the example of a professional American football, which sold 1,000 tickets in an hour for the game the next day after having posted a message on Twitter. One billion "tweets" are posted every five days by the 200 million registered users. Dick Costolo declined to say whether Twitter was profitable, but assured that the number of advertisers had risen 600% over last year. Since spring, the site has also integrated its flow of "promotional tweets."