Today we will be launching a whole new revenue model based upon twitter. Our popular story aggregator Tweetmeme is allowing paying customers to sponsor a story. This can either be a story of their choice e.g. a link to a blog post, website or they can sponsor any link/story already within Tweetmeme. Using the Direct Message functionality the sponsor sends Tweetmeme the URL of the story they wish to sponsor, they can only sponsor a new story every 24 hours.
The sponsors story is listed in the sidebar on the frontpage and the story is specially highlighted in our ‘recent stories’ to show it is sponsored.
We believe this gives businesses and brands a unique way to attach their twitter account to their own stories or stories which relates to them. Tweetmeme which has RSS feeds, a twitter account which pushes stories and a slick interface gives those new to social media an easy route to build a presence on twitter.
At the same time as launching the revenue model we also release a range of new features that make tweetmeme the service even more attractive to its users.
- New ‘recent stories’ default frontpage
- New ‘incoming stories’ see new links as they flow into tweetmeme
- Better RSS feed – includes blog excerpts, retweet button and thumbnails.
That on top of the other recent features that makes tweetmeme the best in class.