Ok, I think this subject has been beaten to death in the past whatever months but I want to throw another idea out there that I am not sure has been thought of.
What if there was a way to Monetize clicking on links from within a Tweet?
One of the hardest thing to do is to get someone’s attention – especially on Twitter. I only follow 50-60 active users on Twitter and get more than 20 pages of tweets everyday. I don’t read all of them – can’t. It would take forever. On Twitter you are forced to be clever or in a sense “market” their tweets in order to get someone to even read it. And this is coming from someone with 50-60 active users – what about those people with hundreds if not thousands…
Here are 3 links that appeared in my stream today which exemplify what I am talking about:
Each of these Tweets was a promotion. More so than posting it to their Del.icio.us accounts or to FriendFeed etc…. they posted to Twitter because it was something that they wanted to share.
In most cases (these three tweets as examples) I would have never stumbled upon (hee hee) these links and would have never been subjected to their sites advertising. Never. Twitter is a crucial network for sharing information like this and if there was some way to monetize this I think it would help.
At some level most of the early adopters on Twitter – the one’s that are active – are all mavens. Maybe not like a Blogger is but in a different way. We are all promoting something – us and how we think and see the world. In most cases that includes products.
I don’t know how many people I have turned on to Digsby. I found out about Digsby on Twitter from @tonyk – else I might still be using that other crappy program – Trillian. Goodness gracious. So glad.
Maybe if we could track our influence similar to those silly pyramid schemes like Amway and Herbal Life – we could put a dollar sign to it.
Just a thought.