Would You Pay To Use Twitter?

App.net is a new fee-based, ad-free, realtime social feed — think Twitter, but with a price. But, you see, I already like Twitter. A lot. And I'm pretty comfortable with my whole profile: who I follow, who follows me, etc. I don't quite feel like leaving for something newer, even if it is ad-free. And especially if it comes at a price (which, in this case, it does).

All of which makes me monder: how much is Twitter worth, to the user? How much would I be willing to pay to maintain my existing Twitter account from now on, if, say, I all of a sudden had to?

An entry level membership with App.net is $US50/year. That $US4/month, $US1/week, approx $US0.14/day. Even with this seemingly-fair rate, I still loathe the idea of a subscription-based Twitter.

What about you? Would you pay to use Twitter? What's your max?


Comments

    I use it every day but it's not important enough to me to pay for, I could easily live without it.

    I wouldn't use any social media if I had to pay for it. I hardly go on them as it is and when I do I dislike what people post. Not worth it.

    I wouldn't use any social media if I had to pay for it. I hardly go on them as it is and when I do I dislike what people post. Not worth it.

    I don't even use it now. I certainly won't use it if I needed to pay for it.

    Can I go on record and say Twitter (Facebook too) will probably be dead in 4 years and replaced by something else. Probably earlier.

    Twitter has ads? Can't say I've ever seen one...

      They're called "Promoted Tweets", they are pushed to your timeline by Twitter without an opt-out available.

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