Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Website Idea - Twitter User Directory

Looking for an idea of a website? Here's one - a directory of Twitter users.

The directory is browsable by categories and searchable by tags. Twitter accounts can be added to the directory either by the owners themselves, or by other people.

Different types of directories could be implemented:

  • General directory - for all users of Twitter
  • Personal directory - for people who are willing to network, meet new people, find friends, etc
  • Niche directories - e.g., Twitter accounts of pet owners, language lovers, musicians, etc

Optional functions for the Twitter directory:

  • The directory would provide some user stats (e.g., number of followed/following users, daily/monthly/all time tweet counts)
  • A few latest tweets shown for each user
  • Comments
  • Likes and dislikes
  • Similar Twitter users (either suggested by visitors or generated automatically by the system using tags)

Ways to make money from this business idea:

  • Publishing AdSense or other ad network ads
  • Selling advertising space
  • Creating a "featured users" spot and selling the ability to get featured to the users

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