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The Biz Roundup March 27 (The tweet-length Twitter edition)

What do you mean, make money? You mean, like, profits? Oh, crap! Crap! I knew we forgot something!

In the span of a week, Twitter has transformed from a company that has seemed in no hurry to make money to one that is willing to at least experiment on a business model. On Monday, the San Francisco messaging service unveiled an initiative for companies to become sponsors. A few days later, it revealed plans to offer souped-up Twitter accounts for a fee. . . .

Twitter executives are trying to walk a fine line between making money and alienating their users by bombarding them with sales pitches. Last month, the company hired Anamitra Banerji, a former Yahoo advertising director, to focus on revenue-generating ideas.

Twitter seeks tweet of the blue bird of profit, » San Francisco Chronicle, March 27) Twitter has been one of the hands-down, storm-the-breach successes in the Web 2.0 world. They just forgot to make money. Didnt we learn this lesson in 2001? And, I dont know about you, but I think Ive had it up to here with journalists writing cutesy Twitter headlines with « tweet » or birds as the punchline. Thanks, journos, we havent heard the tweet joke, thanks for making sure the bell works.

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