Is Jason Calacanis Forcing A Business Model On Twitter?

Filed as News on March 13, 2009 9:02 am

Jason Calacanis tweeted an offer to get on the Suggested list that Twitter now displays as a part of the registration process.

@davewiner It’s actually a standing offer to Twitter. $120k for one of the twenty slots. In fact, I’ll pay $250k for two years in advance.

TechCrunch confirmed it with, and got this from Calacanis:

I believe that in five years the top 20 recommend slots will be worth $1m a year each–super bowl commercial level in fact.

. . . this is 100% dead serious. I’m thinking of sending the check today anyway…. if it sits on their desk they might just cash it.

I think this will happen, as I’ve written previously. Calacanis might just speed it up with this little stunt.

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  1. By Alistair Macdonald posted on March 13, 2009 at 10:48 am
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    Crikey I hope not. I’d like to think that the evolution of tools for finding relevant followers and followees will be the future – the lucky occupants of these slots do very well now (evidently) but Twitter is still a toddler and surely relevance will prevail as the community and technology matures.

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  2. By Alistair Macdonald posted on March 14, 2009 at 2:26 am
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    Crikey I hope not. I’d like to think that the evolution of tools for finding relevant followers and followees will be the future – the lucky occupants of these slots do very well now (evidently) but Twitter is still a toddler and surely relevance will prevail as the community and technology matures.
    BTW I love your blog!

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