There are lots of ways that Twitter could monetize its still-growing user base, but more and more it seems that their only interest has been to monetize via advertising—at the cost of forcing everyone to fit in with their advertising-focused model. This has upset the early adopters and, especially, third parties that all have made Twitter what it is today, more so than Twitter itself.
App.net (ADN) is the manifestation of a widely-shared sentiment that Twitter had the potential to be more than an ad service for Justin Bieber fans. Will Twitter’s ongoing refusal to cater to power users’ needs drive people to ADN? What are the long-term implications for Twitter given that it seems to focus 100% on advertisers as customers, rather than users?