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This article was published on May 19, 2008


The Twitter Ballad: “Twitter come back!”

The Twitter Ballad: “Twitter come back!”
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

CEO and co-founder, TNW

Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

A lot of people are questioning Twitter and its lack of a businessplan. They complain ‘Yeah, it is kinda cool but how are they ever going to make money?’ Let me tell you this: if you host a service that makes people write desperate songs about you when you go down you’ve got it made. Watch and weep:

Lyrics (So you can sing along!):

Spend all my nights and all my mornings going out of my mind
Doing anything I can to get you working again

When the errors come I get back to starting again
Trying to forget you is just a waste of time

CHORUS

Twitter come back
Any kind of fool could see
There was something really wrong with cha

Twitter come back
Ruby or PHP
I was robbed and I just can’t live without ya

All day long I keep hitting the refresh button
Trying to get my followers to see me
As the errors come I get that sick feeling again
How I wish to god that you were working one more time again

CHORUS

Twitter come back
Any kind of fool could see
There was something really wrong with cha

Twitter come back
Ruby or PHP
I was robbed and I just can’t live without ya

Now that I’ve put it all together
I sure hope that you will see
That you’ve used up all your free credits
With me, oh yes, with me, yea with me!

CHORUS

Twitter come back
Any kind of fool could see
There was something really wrong with cha

Twitter come back
Ruby or PHP
I was robbed and I just can’t live without ya