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(Bloomberg)   The reason Twitter will never EVER get rid of the Trump twit? Analyst estimates he's worth $2 billion to them   ( bloomberg.com) divider line
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2017-09-17 07:36:46 PM  
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*popcorn
 
2017-09-17 07:46:49 PM  
Having a window into the president's mind would be invaluable if anyone was paying attention.
 
2017-09-17 08:08:21 PM  
Twitter's intangible value

Lord knows it doesn't have any tangible value.  Seriously, how do they make money again?
 
2017-09-17 08:40:09 PM  
That's more than Trump is worth to Trump.
 
2017-09-17 08:54:10 PM  
You know, if the Elders of Zion/Stonecutters/Reptilians were really plotting to overthrow Trump, USD2B would presumably be a small price to pay to shut up their mortal enemy.
 
2017-09-17 09:10:25 PM  

MikeyFuccon: You know, if the Elders of Zion/Stonecutters/Reptilians were really plotting to overthrow Trump, USD2B would presumably be a small price to pay to shut up their mortal enemy.


He'd just move his orangarbbbl to Facebook.
 
2017-09-17 09:33:08 PM  
They lost $450 million last year. Imagine how bad it would be without that 2 billion.
 
2017-09-17 10:05:29 PM  

SomeAmerican: That's more than Trump is worth to Trump.


I regret I can only smart this once.
 
2017-09-17 10:17:32 PM  
Isn't that about how much Trump claims he's worth on any given day?
 
2017-09-17 11:08:43 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Isn't that about how much Trump claims he's worth on any given day?


depends if it's an investor or a tax collector
 
2017-09-17 11:17:06 PM  
I said a while back that if every time you hear something about the President you think "what has the orange shiatgibbon gone and tweeted now?" Eventually some of the negative feelings are going to rub off on Twitter.
 
2017-09-17 11:27:55 PM  
As a non-Twitter guy, can someone explain to me what Twitter's business model is and why it would be worth anything?  I do not think that they are advertisement based like Google is and it is a free service.  Is it data mining of users and selling that?  I am serious--  I do not seem to see any sort of plan at all.
 
2017-09-17 11:39:27 PM  
Oh sure, but my account is somehow impersonating something that doesn't even exist.
 
2017-09-17 11:40:44 PM  

Catlenfell: They lost $450 million last year. Imagine how bad it would be without that 2 billion.


Basic accounting appears to be beyond the grasp of "Analysts."
 
2017-09-17 11:42:28 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: As a non-Twitter guy, can someone explain to me what Twitter's business model is and why it would be worth anything?  I do not think that they are advertisement based like Google is and it is a free service.  Is it data mining of users and selling that?  I am serious--  I do not seem to see any sort of plan at all.


Not a twitter user either but occasionally will go to a specific tweet with a browser (such as a fark greenlight) but the interweb says they have over $2 billion in revenue from advertising.  I presume the phone app has adds since on my laptop the website does not appear to or at least good old ABP blocks it.
 
2017-09-18 02:13:33 AM  

ArkPanda: Having a window into the president's mind would be invaluable if anyone was paying attention.


IF anyone is paying attention? Not a day goes by on Fark without at least one outrage thread regarding Trump's latest tweet. The entire world comes to a stop when he says something on Twitter.
 
2017-09-18 07:58:43 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Oh sure, but my account is somehow impersonating something that doesn't even exist.


Elaborate?
 
2017-09-18 08:08:16 AM  
Prosecutors don't pay for evidence,
 
2017-09-18 08:37:31 AM  
Money is the same reason Drew & Co. will never get rid of the Florida tag.
 
2017-09-18 09:57:21 AM  
Even without the revenue, why would they want to or what justification would they have?

"Stop liking things I don't like" philosophy?
 
2017-09-18 10:44:10 AM  
Money over everything
 
2017-09-18 10:56:19 AM  
Yep, pretty sad when a company only enforces their terms of service on those that don't make them money. Give them enough dough and you can do anything on their service.
 
2017-09-18 11:02:26 AM  
Twitter has ads via "promoted" tweets. I usually reply with something the advertiser wishes hadn't been typed.

The Wendy's tweets against competition are customer relations, not advertising.

The most effective ads they can run are brand awareness, like Coke reminding you Coke exists. People are learning that they can remove most digital spend and be as effective, so Twitter's business model is really going to suffer.

Sometimes I'm selected for a survey, which bluntly asks if an ad campaign helped a specific brand. People are likely to white lie about that stuff. So twitters internal stats are probably high by 50% at least, on effectiveness.

If I tune in to see which stocks to sell of because of President Dumbass, I will only be annoyed by the ads.
 
2017-09-18 12:46:40 PM  
Assuming he hasn't already, D2S should hold them hostage, ask for a piece of the pie. No pie, no more tweets.
 
2017-09-18 07:53:05 PM  
Twitter is not a business, it's a foreign propaganda effort.  The same is equally true of Fox News, though Fox is a bit more legitimate: it turns a profit.  But twitter does not, and the only reasons for keeping it alive are generally nefarious.

You don't build nations at 144 characters per missive, but you sure as hell can tear them down bit by bit.
 
2017-09-19 03:36:47 AM  
Funny thing about that:

Trump had about 50 million followers when he became President. He's now down to about 32 million. And who knows how many of them are bots.

Obama, meanwhile, has over 90 million followers.
 
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