Whether it's good or bad, unjust or fair, it seems as if pre-IPO Twitter is destined to forever be compared to Facebook (FB). While the social media giant founded by billionaire Mark Zuckerberg may have five times as many users and is at least ten times more valuable than Twitter is reputed to be when its shares list later this quarter, at least one market watcher says the gap between these social media cousins doesn't need to be that large.
"I think you could do two things. You could not only have the user pay a monthly or annual fee, but you could also have the big news services or big celebrities charge" a fee too, says Joe Fahmy, managing director at Zor Capital in the attached video.
Just how large of fee is up for debate but @JFahmy, as he's known on Twitter, is certain most users would gladly pay, pointing out that Twitter would be better off without those who didn't want to pay.
"I think the users that will walk are the users that are not adding value," he says. "The people that would pay are the people that you'd want...So a bunch of teeny-boppers don't follow Justin Bieber or one of the Khardashians, that doesn't effect your business model."Read More »from Would You Pay $20 a Month for Your Twitter Account?