Twitter has since announced that brand pages will be rolled out across the globe, apparently to brands spending over $25k on ad products, including promoted tweets and trends. There have been further rumours that brand pages are set to evolve further with the addition of an e-commerce functionality!
This could open up the possibility of it hosting games and enabling e-commerce so it will certainly be interesting to see how this progresses, considering social commerce through Facebook has been adopted at a slower rate than originally anticipated.
Twitter is one that to date, has been relatively free from promotion from brands and has been revered as a good reflection of public opinion at a certain point in time.
This development may not be particularly well received by die-hard Twitter users who are already consistently tweeting against the intrusive nature of promoted tweets. Be careful, Twitter, we don’t want to be sold to anymore!
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