Twitter index: microbloggers outraged at new Netflix pricing plans
Wednesday 13 July 2011
Twitter users in the US are voicing their discontent with video streaming and movie rental company Netflix's new pricing policy.
Netflix announced it is splitting its $9.99 a month membership for unlimited DVDs and streaming into two separate plans: one DVD out at a time for $7.99 or unlimited streaming for $7.99. The announcement caused a torrent of angry posts across social networking sites, including Twitter.
Disgruntled customers are tweeting "Dear Netflix maybe we should boycott...a month of no membership revenues should speak volumes," "Dear @Netflix: A 60% price hike w/ no added value? Do the right thing. Show you care & listen to your customers or else I am out! #nothappy" and "Dear @Netflix, I look forward to talking to you on the phone August 31 when I cancel my account. Signed, a member since 2006."
The top hashtags on Twitter on July 13 are "#iloveaboy," "#ifihadanickeleverytime" and "#juststoprightthere." "Toyota 100 Cars for Good" is promoted in first place.
Twitterers are congratulating Demi Lovato on her rise to the top of the iTunes chart with her "post rehab single" "Skyscraper." Microbloggers are also declaring today "KevinJDay" in honor of Kevin Jonas of the Jonas Brothers.
American rapper Lil Wayne has teamed up with fellow rapper Lil B for a remix of Waka Flocka's "Grove Street Party."
Animated TV series " Phineas & Ferb" continues its run in Twitter’s most talked about topics and is followed by the term "KhleoMagicStick."
The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on July 13 at 7:30 AM GMT are:
- Toyota 100 Cars for Good (promoted)
- #iloveaboy (new)
- #ifihadanickeleverytime (new)
- #juststoprightthere (new)
- Dear Netflix (new)
- Grove Street Party (new)
- Congrats Demi (new)
- KevinJDay (new)
- Phineas & Ferb (re-entry)
- KhleoMagicStick (new)
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