Saturday, September 12, 2009

Monetizing Twitter

Michael Arrington of TechCrunch remarks on Twitter’s dilemma for starting its revenue model. To reword his points:

  • Many firms are acquired pre-revenue and thus their valuation is made without proof of its revenue model.
  • Before a startup has a revenue model, its revenues are anyone’s guess.
  • Once a firm has revenues, the range of guesses will be much narrower — and often lower than the most optimistic predictions.
Of course, I’ve long been skeptical of Web 2.0 companies and their ability to create viable business models.

Cross-posted to Engineering Entrepreneurship.

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