Twitter announced today it will start charging for using vowels in your tweets. That means no A, E, I…ah, you know your vowels.
With this new Twitter charge and massive monetization annoucement on their blog, Twitter now has the capability to become the world’s most valuable platform. Some estimates are in the multi-trillions.
Everyone can still use the service for free, but will need to only use consonants. Those who prefer to use vowels can do so at a rate of $5.00 per month. Sounds a bit tricky, right? Why on earth would they do this to us!?
Here’s the latest from the blog:
Starting today, we are shifting to a two-tiered service: Everyone can use our basic service, Twttr, but you only get consonants. For five dollars a month, you can use our premium “Twitter” service which also includes vowels.
We’re doing this because we believe that by eliminating vowels, we’ll encourage a more efficient and “dense” form of communication.
We also see an opportunity to diversify our revenue stream. Here’s our mockup of the most retweeted Tweet of all time as it would appear in the new Twttr.