Would you pay for twitter? (aka Are the Free Rides Over?)

Twitter has been drowning in its own success, literally.  Tonight I came across an article posted at midnight today that predicts that Twitter will don advertising in order to stay afloat. 

Additionally, it has already capped the number of people you can follow at 2,000.  (I literally couldn't follow EVERYONE who follows me if I wanted to, so I just add people who reply and converse with me.  When I hit 2000, guess I'll start paring down.)

We know that outbound messaging except to the US, Canada, and India was removed. (SMS costs them money.)

So, the question is – would you be OK with ads on twitter (and do you honestly think anyone would click them) or would you pay for twitter?

What measures would you support for Twitter to stay solvent? 
(  surveys)

Are the days of the free web 2.0 things coming to an end?  There's no such thing as a free ride – someone has to pay somewhere.

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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