Jason Calacanis Offers $250,000 For Twitter Suggested Spot

Mahalo CEO Jason Calacanis has offered Twitter $250,000 to appear in the suggested users area that newly signed up members see when they first join Twitter.

TechCrunch confirmed the offer with Twitter and pointed out the value of the spots could be substantial. People on the list can gain 10,000 new users a day or 3.6 million a year.

Calacanis sees the power of Twitter growing over the next 5 years and has offered $120,000 a year for a spot and said he would pay $250,000 for 2 years in advance. He also said he would be willing to limit his twits to his followers to 10 a day to avoid accusations of spamming.

Nice to see a value put on something on Twitter.

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Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

He was one of the first 100 AdWords Professionals, a Yahoo and Overture Ambassador, and a member or mod of many of the industry forums. He is also on the Click Quality Council and has worked hard to diminish click fraud.