Somebody explain to me again about Twitter, please.

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Somebody explain to me again about Twitter, please.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:15 pm

Specifically, how do they make money off it?
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Post by Pyrrho » Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:41 am

They haven't yet, as far as I know.
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Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:58 am

To the extent they do, isn't it ads?
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Re: Somebody explain to me again about Twitter, please.

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:02 am

Yup, they sell ads:

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/07/26/twitter- ... nings.html

Same way Google and Facebook make their money. Twitter is small fry though compared to those too.
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Post by Doctor X » Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:46 am

Anaxagoras wrote:Same way Google and Facebook make their money. Twitter is small fry though compared to those too.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:27 pm

The ads are a minor cost-offsetting measure. As in the meat world it might be ads on public transit (which is not expected to turn a profit).

I'm guessing someone (or a group of someones) is quietly subsidizing Twitter.
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Re: Somebody explain to me again about Twitter, please.

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:46 pm

Motley Fool wrote: For now, Twitter reminds me of a teenage athlete who can get a scholarship to any Division 1 university but can't muster up a 2.0 GPA to graduate high school.

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Re: Somebody explain to me again about Twitter, please.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:49 pm

Follow up:

Why Twitter is now profitable for the first time ever (WaPo)
Twitter posted a surprise profit in its Thursday earnings report — marking the first time it's ever made money as a public company.

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Cut to the chase: No mention of Trump.
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