This is where I think twitter is about to knock the other social media sites on their heads. Why?
Other social networks like myspace and facebook police for people doing too much business on the web. Which essentially means that if someone gets mad at a generic message that I send or if I get flagged because I addedd too many friends, I could be deleted from the system.Forcing me to lose my contacts and start all over again.
You can't compete any more in the arena of a Tila Tequila or a Dane Cook because they added their friends when there were less restrictions on adding. You try that now and you will be stopped.
Instead of somone from the social media site contacting us directly and stating that they have recieved complaints and they would like us to change the behaviour they usually delete the account.
This goes back to my theory of while social media is great if you dont own the database as in "Email Marketing" they can delete your account and all of your contacts will just dissapear...poof.
I think that it' s great that twitter is about to offer a paid service as as well. I think this will help create an enviroment that becomes user driven in addition to creating immediate revenue.
1. I would like to pay to be white listed. I can add and follow a lot of people.
2. I would like an ongoing dialogue with the company itself. So we can communicate best practivces in both directions.
3. I want some ownership in my database.