More important than who owns Twitter is whether anybody can create a massive new social networking service. Also, what would a non-profit version of Twitter—let’s call it Quack—look like?
Advertising would break the NPR model, both because advertisers need to bend the truth a bit, and because it would discourage contributions.
As for popular accounts coaxing their followers to the new platform, post teasers on Twitter, but link to their posts on Quack.
Thanks for the Biden interview, Brad. Happy to take the Quack Pledge when the time comes, too!