The Twitter Premium Accounts Hoax

Filed as News on March 19, 2009 5:29 am

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I don’t know about you, but the lack of source links gave the BBspot hoax about Twitter’s premium account business model away right away. Then, reading on, it got even better. Why would a 140 character service offer accounts with more than 140 characters? If you fell for this one, you probably forgot the mobile phone aspects of Twitter.

I especially like this premium account type:

Eagle ($250/month) – Users get 500 character limit, 1000 extra random followers, 3 celebrity followers of their choice, 5 hours on recommended list each month, Twitter Concierge for Tweeting while user is asleep or busy (and more), auto-spell check, “Fail Whale” tuxedo, custom “Fail Whale” page when service is down.

Fun stuff.

TechCrunch wonders what the readership would think about premium accounts, and I’d like to extend that question to the Blog Herald readers. If Twitter were offering premium accounts, what would they offer and how could they be interesting to you?

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  1. By Mike T posted on March 19, 2009 at 5:34 am
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    The fact that it was on BBSpot should have been the first clue that it was a joke…

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  2. By Thord Daniel Hedengren posted on March 19, 2009 at 5:39 am
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    Hehe, yeah, but I wasn’t familiar with that blog when I found the link in my inbox. :) And in all fairness sake, it did make the rounds in ReTweets on Twitter.

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  3. By xen posted on March 19, 2009 at 6:03 am
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    I find it funny, in reference that it got ReTweeted, that people never check the source. When people send me hoaxes, they get surprised about a site called snopes.com.

    People still believe bonsai-kitten and such. :-p

    Never believe anything if it doesn’t have a source or if it doesn’t come directly from the company/etc. :)

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  4. By teraom posted on March 19, 2009 at 8:04 am
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    I came up with twitter premium mock up images. How good is that? http://www.teraom.com/2008/11/twitter-monetization-channels/

    quite funny.

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  5. By angle posted on December 27, 2009 at 1:06 pm
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    I came up with twitter premium mock up images. How good is that?

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  6. By angle posted on December 27, 2009 at 1:15 pm
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    GET THE LATEST PREMIUM ACCOUNTS FOR RAPIDSHARE.
    http://rapidshare.com/files/316962681/Working_New_Rapidshare_Premium_Accounts.txt.txt

    BE THE FIRST!!!!!

    Be kind and don’t change the passes please.

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  7. By teraom posted on June 4, 2010 at 6:07 pm
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    BE THE FIRST!!!!!

    Be kind and don’t change the passes please.

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