A lot of us want Twitter to survive and thrive. Sometimes it almost seems like it doesn’t want to, but I have noticed some promising job listings lately. And I’ve got a pretty solid thought. (I’m sure it’s been said before, but I haven’t read it, so don’t sue me – plus, I tweeted this like months ago.)
Twitter can sell authenticated accounts. No, I’m not talking about tiered accounts, I’m talking about someone actually verifying the identity of the person behind the account and putting a seal on the profile.
I bet there are thousands of accounts that could be sold at $100 a year, without lawsuits over names that are already taken. You don’t have to bump name squatters, you just don’t validate those accounts. Word moves fast on Twitter, and it would all be sorted out in a jiffy.
And Twitter might make a few million bucks.
What do you think?