Twitter will not resort to advertisements in the near future

19 May, 2009

twitter-logoIn addition to resisting a takeover bid by Google and another one recently by Facebook (to the tune of $500 million) Twitter execs say they will not resort to placing advertisements on the website.

One of the owners of the popular social website said “serving up ads alongside Twitter messages could also annoy users.”

You might be wondering how Twitter expects to make any money.

Twitter intends to built a compliment of add-on services that it will sell to the public in order to generate a revenue stream. They are currently expanding their development team and expect to have twice as many employees by the end of this year.

Reuters: Twitter sees tools, not ads, for revenue

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I am an ex-pat Newfoundlander who has uprooted and moved to the big city of Toronto. I develop web applications for work and for fun. I play ultimate and ice hockey year-round and camp every chance my girlfriend will let me.

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