A $250,000 USD offer was made to Twitter by Jason Calacanis (CEO of Mahalo) to lock in a 2 year position in the top 20 of Twitter’s suggested user list. As he sees it, this position can easily boost your following by 100,000+ dedicated tweet-crazy users (see @BritneySpears or @MCHammer). Eventually, this kind of following will hold more value than the once coveted Super Bowl television commercial. Could this be one of Twitter’s early moves toward monetizing their rapidly growing user base?
Long live micro-blogging.