Replying to: jeremycherfas nymag.com

@jeremycherfas I wonder how many users would actually pay for Twitter. That's the core problem in ridding ourselves of ad-driven social media, as far as I can tell. The author suggests having influencers bear the cost of the platform, but I'm not sure the maths work out as neatly as they seems to think, if Twitter doesn't want its revenue to shrink. If we take YouTube Premium subscribers (which pay per month more or less what the author suggests Twitter should charge), that's currently 1% of the total number of YouTube users. Note that I'm perfectly fine with the idea of being a paying user for a social media platform (I am), I just don't think a significant slice of Twitter users share this willingness.

Giovanni Carmantini @giov