Lunch is a micro-review site in Twitter style that allows anyone to review on just about anything in 140 characters or less. Users can also cross-post to Twitter.com and Facebook.
The purpose of Lunch is to provide a community platform where people can share and discover useful information through people who share their interests in concise bit-size reviews. Members can also provide feedback to reviews as well as content on the site.
The unique factor for Lunch is its recomendation engine called “Similarity Network”. Based on reviews you’ve submitted and other actions on the site, Lunch tries to pair you up with other members that it thinks are most similar to you — the idea being you’d rather read a review from one or two very similar people than dozens of reviews from users you know nothing about.
Amazing but true, the growth of Twitter has been tremendous over the past few months according to ComScore from 9.8 million visitors to a whopping 19.1 million visitors worldwide.
With ReVou Enterprise solution, starting your own micro-blogging service like Twitter for your own social community has never been so easy. For more info on our products, click here.
ReVou announces the release of its SMS Advertisement plugin - the first and only microblogging social networking application that allows site operators using our ReVou microblogging software to earn more and diversify revenues by offering their sponsors to reach out to their target audience instantly via SMS.
With this SMS plugin, there are endless ways where you can monetize this on your micro-blogging site. For example if you wish to offer free sms credits to your members you can pass this savings to them through SMS ads sponsors which will cover for your sms expenses. With full integration into the group module, site owners can setup targeted SMS ad campaigns for a specific country and/or region as well as SMS ads catered to a specific interest group.
What this means for site owners is that you will be able to offer an alternative form of advertising and also charge more for your advertisers by reaching directly to higher quality customers. Benefit for your advertisers include the ability for them to target based on the interest group as well as the country/regions these users are from to send out targeted SMS ads - which means higher ROI for advertisers = more potential customers buying their good and services.
As the recession is occurring worldwide where online ads spendings are decreasing and cost cutting are taking place on all businesses, the SMS Ads plugin
will prove to be a powerful tool for your advertisers to ensure their ad
dollars are well spent.
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ReVou has officially partnered with Newrosoftmods.com to offer our customer more value-added services to enhance your mirco-blogging website. Starting your own unique micro blogging site like twitter with custom features is now affordable and easy. Existing site owners can take their web business to a whole new level where we implement your ideas or integrate with your existing web community.
Newrosoftmods.com is a software development firm with offices in the United States and Czech Republic. The company offers full-cycle custom software programming services including application development, custom plugins, and full social network platform customization/modifications.
A while back we covered on enterprise business model for Twitter which Yammer has successfully spin off offering companies to effectively collaborate via the micro messaging model similar to Twitter. This has proved to be a successful way to leverage of the micro-blogging concept which Yammer has raised a $5 million series A funding from Founders Fund and Charles River Ventures.
Have a great concept using the Twitter model? Now you can start your own unique microblogging service using ReVou.
Why is Twitter an indispensable tool not only for you but also for companies who are reaching out to consumers?December 18, 2008 – 8:53 am
Twitter has no business model? Think again.
It’s practically impossible to find a story that doesn’t darkly point out that the microblogging service Twitter has no revenue model, yet despite that concern, all the complaints about unreliable service, the rants about the exceptionally high noise-to-signal ratio, the outright attacks that accuse the company of “top-to-bottom incompetence,” Twitter keeps on tweeting and seems likely to continue doing so into the foreseeable future.
The question in Twitter’s case is whether that’s likely to happen due to a buyout, another round of funding or its owners finally finding a way to monetize a service, like it said it would do, that an increasing numbers of users (including InternetNews.com) are finding useful for more than just posting 140 character tweets (short blurbs) about what they happen to be doing at any given moment.
“We’re using Twitter to get info out to the public and the media,” said Claire Sale, an interactive media specialist with the Red Cross. “Twitter offers a single stream of information, and it’s been most successful in disaster response, like the recent wildfires in California.
“I think people like to follow breaking news on Twitter because it’s so instantaneous,” Sale added. “And it’s self-correcting. You might check a blog or an RSS feed once a day, but people tend to follow Twitter constantly.” The Red Cross has 3,000+ “followers,” people who have signed on to view their tweets.
Twitter has generated over $1million in sales via Dell’s Twitter sales alert
Less altruistically, some businesses have discovered that Twitter is an effective way of communicating with consumers. Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) says Twitter has produced $1 million in revenue over the past year and a half through sale alerts. People who sign up to follow Dell on Twitter receive messages when discounted products are available the company’s Home Outlet Store. They can click over to purchase the product or forward the information to others.
Dell started experimenting with Twitter in March of 2007 after the South by Southwest conference, an annual tech/music festival in Austin, Texas. Conference attendees could keep tabs on each other via a stream of Twitter messages on 60-inch plasma screens set up in the conference hallways. There are now 65 Twitter groups on Dell.com, with 2,475 followers for the Dell Home Outlet Store.
“A million dollars isn’t a lot of money, but it shows that people want to sign up for feeds,” says Bob Pearson, head of communities and conversation for Dell. Pearson is a big fan of Twhirl, a free desktop client for that lets users manage feeds from Twitter and other popular microblogging sites (Friendfeed and seismic).
“It’s a good quick way to see what’s going on in the world,” Pearson said about Twhirl.
Real-time discounts, Monitor customer feedbacks.. the list just continues.
Discount airline Jet Blue also uses Twitter to offer real-time discounts, sometimes even offering tickets or adding flights when large numbers of people are Twittering sadly about the lack of transport options to a conference or festival. JetBlue also monitors Twitter for comments about the company, responding quickly to compliments and complaints, and following its customers.
“Asking when Twitter will end is like saying, ‘When will the cell phone fad end’?” said David Spark, founder of Spark Media Solutions, a storytelling production company. “The value of cell phones can’t end, it only can be replaced by something that provides the same value and more. Once we have a capability, we never want it taken away from us.”
Spark, who recently documented “16 Great Twitter Moments,” believes that all companies should be listening to what’s happening on Twitter, blogs and elsewhere on the Internet, noting that “it’s truly the cheapest and most accurate market research you can possibly have.’”
Tech evangelist and well-known blogger Robert Scoble suggests that Twitter can make money by offering a premium service.
“If they turned out a lot of cool features, I would pay,” said Scoble. “Direct messaging where I could forward and sort messages, real e-mail messaging features, stuff like that. Or put pictures on my tweets, like FriendFeed has pictures and videos. It would have to be part of a suite of other features, like the ‘pro version’ of Twitter. I would pay for that.”
He added that Twitter could turn to advertising as a revenue model, perhaps inserting ads between messages like Meebo does, but he thinks it’s possible people might complain and also wonders if the advertising could be targeted enough to appeal to marketers.
Describing Twitter as the love child of IM and chat and blogging, Scoble said the big attraction for him is the interactivity.
‘When I post a comment on my blog, it’s usually 20 or 30 minutes before I get a comment. With Twitter, I get feedback in seconds,” said Scoble. “And it’s a worldwide community. You can talk to camera guy at the White House, a supply chain manager in China, a reporter in India. People find that fascinating and useful.”
Of course not everyone is a fan. Google “I Hate Twitter” and you’ll see plenty of gripes, mostly about the banality of tweets and peoples’ increasing belief that everyone in the world is their very own ’50s sitcom mother, endlessly fascinated by every single one of their thoughts and actions.
“I find Twitter incredibly annoying, both as a user and bystander,” said Trisha Creekmore, interactive executive producer for Discovery.com. ”There’s nothing more annoying than trying to enjoy an event with a bunch of Twitter geeks and having to stop every five seconds for them to tweet into their mobile device. If you’re at an event, BE at the event. Or leave.”
Build a Business with ReVou Enterprise Microblogging software
HTML clipboardOne typical example we have highlighted with the combination of our Group Addon and SMS integration which you can create niche target industry, such as property where an agent/company can host a group in your twitter site offering the latest property development, new property firesales in REAL-TIME, this is important for general consumers because they are paying for quality information (what’s 10-30cents sms fee compared to getting a $100k discount). We are not just talking about realestate, the similar business model can be apply in any industries or companies offering real-time discounts, alerts and so on, it just take a little creativity and the concept of micro-blogging to create a whole new business model that truely makes money.
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