It appears that Twitter have or is running tests for including ads on their popular site, reports TechCrunch. I have yet to see any ads myself, but it is probably just a matter of time anyway – a site like this must cost a fortune to keep running.
Personally, I don’t mind ads, as long as they aren’t too obtrusive. Text ads are fine, and I must say that Pownce have a nice solution, with die-hards having the option to pay for more features, including not having to see the ads. The only thing I really don’t want are direct messages containing ads. I’ll be out of there in a jiffy should that come to be.
What do you think? Would you mind ads on Twitter?
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.