Twitter's Faux Premium Accounts Dupe Users, But Get Them Thinking
As Twitter hasn't exactly stepped forward with a business model, others are stepping in to do it for them. In a cleverly-worded post on Thursday, BBspot offered up a legitimately interesting (if slightly mocking and humorous) model for Twitter to start earning some money from its millions of members: Premium Accounts.
The satirical post proposes 4 fun animistic levels of premium -- from Sparrow to Dove to Owl to Eagle -- each with an increasing character limit and corresponding price tag.
But the pièce de résistance in this mock biz model is an amazing add-on feature called EmbellishTwit that would direct one's Twitter posts "to a well-educated offshore employee who will embellish [your] tweets."
"For example, 'Just had a whole wheat bagel and coffee for breakfast,' becomes 'Just got in from clubbing all night and Heidi Klum is spreading brie on a baguette just flown in on the Concord for my breakfast'."
Pretty nice, right?
Of course, you could always hold out for a top secret 'Black' label account that goes a step further by getting a celebrity author to ghost-tweet your entire stream.
Although the post was quickly identified as a work of fiction and fun, many-a-Tweeter this a.m. seems all-too-ready to adopt this new tiered system, regardless of its veracity. Could a real version of EmbellishTwit be a logical next step?