It looks like Twitter will be launching premium accounts soon, and is currently beta testing out the features with a few lucky brands.
While the micro blogging company has been rather silent as far as the pricing goes, this upcoming feature should help small and large businesses, as well as large blog networks.
In order to encourage the corporate masses to pay for a service that they have been using for free, Twitter is sweetening the deal by offering a few juicy perks.
According to the company, “only a handful of accounts have these features presently,” but it will expand on a gradual business to more accounts. One of the biggest additions: the ability for businesses to accept Twittter direct messages, even from people they don’t follow. [...]
Once a business activates its account, it is automatically verified. This is important because Twitter Verified Accounts have been limited to individuals thus far. (Mashable)
Twitter is also giving premium accounts the ability to add multiple users, a feature that may not please Hootsuite (which offers something similar to its clients).
Combined with Twitter’s upcoming “tweetsense,” this should help make the company profitable in the near future as businesses and bloggers alike rush to purchase a premium account (the latter who may opt into it depending on the price).
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