Twitter CEO talks turkey (read: revenue)

As a relatively new and still somewhat skeptical passenger on the Twitter bandwagon, I continue to find interesting the question of how the company behind all those tweets intends to make a living.

Short answer: It's unclear.

However, Twitter CEO Evan Williams does have thoughts on the matter that he's willing to discuss in public. Rafe Needleman's account of one such discussion is here and includes this counterintuitive nugget:

Williams said, "We're looking at Q1 for revenues." This is a change from the original, pre-economic meltdown plan. "The original plan was to focus on revenues in 2010. That's no longer the case, since I don't want to raise money in 2009."

Yikes. I guess credit really is tight if cranking revenue out of Twitter is seen as the easier nut to crack.

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