Right now, the service is free to the first 5,000 users who create an account over there. As of this writing, there’s about a thousand slots left open. After those first lucky few, rumor is it’ll run $9 a month for the service.
Some folks are calling this a Twitter virus. Others are calling it nothing but spam or a complete waste of time getting followers who will quickly leave. Giving a service your username and password is a concern as well.
So which is it? Some points come to mind:
- They’ve admitted to using the HummingBird Twitter application which got their old account banned.
- You do have to turn over your username and password which we should know by now isn’t a good idea.
- They raise a good point that if Twitter really had an issue with all this, they would have their API access shut down.
- All messages sent are opt-in as we’ve signed up for the service knowing what to expect.
- Folks who have signed up for the service are free to leave at any time. They can even change their Twitter password to opt back out of the service.
- The Governor of Indiana, Mitch Daniels, is a member of the service.
So what do you think? I’ll admit that I signed up for the service just to see what all the hype is about. If I get new followers and/ or find someone new and interesting to follow, it’s a plus. Get my Twitter account hacked from it all? It’s a Twitter account after all, not a server.
What’s your opinion?