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Old 26th May 2010, 05:10 AM   #1
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I was Just wondering; how do social networking sites like faceboook and twitter make their money?

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I see Facebook has more and more ads apearing on the right side of their pages, but I've always wondered the same thing. Good question. Let's see what replies are posted!

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Thanks mktgbiz for your reply. At least I know I am not alone. Anyone else?

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I think that most money comes through users and some advertising.

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Old 27th May 2010, 08:16 AM   #5
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On facebook it is from the advertising but also from developers who pay facebook when they create games and other applications. Twitter has received a lot of funding and gifts and has not been making money although they are going to start putting ads into the twitter streams to make money.

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Thanks for your input people. Keep them coming.

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Old 4th June 2010, 02:09 PM   #7
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Facebook makes money from Advertising. Twitter has not been earning revenue but will soon, they plan to put ads and pro service.

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If you could figure out a good way to make money on social networks without offending the users there - then you could be richer than bill gates.

That is the current problem with Facebook and Twitter - finding ways to earn revenue with out offending those who helped make those site so big - those that are used to not being spammed or advetised too.

Google found a way to monitize their efforts and look what happened.

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For the moment Facebook & twitter are loosing money. Facebook is online thanks to external investors who spend money in the project to get a good ROI in a couple of years!


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