Speaking yesterday at The Wall Street Journal’s D: All Things Digital conference, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams told the audience, “there will be a moment when you can fill out a form or something and give us money.” From the Associated Press:
Williams and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone mentioned possible revenue-generators, including a service that would authenticate the source of information. For example, Dunkin’ Donuts could pay to make sure that impostors don’t send messages under its name.
Still, after nearly one hour of questions from journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher and from the audience, the co-founders gave no clear picture of Twitter’s business model. Stone demurred when asked what would be the company’s key revenue driver in two years.
Williams said he wasn’t opposed to banner advertising but was unenthusiastic.
“I think it’s probably the least interesting thing we could do,” he said.