I use Twitter avidly and I do not want it to become just one more media vehicle driven by advertising. Please accept this monetary contribution of $1 US as a token of my willingness to pay Twitter for the service. I would be willing to pay any reasonable fee for the service Twitter provides, so that Twitter and its partners do not feel entitled to pollute my Twitter timeline with “promoted tweets,” “sponsored tweets,” or other advertising. I am doing this because social media is more meaningful, and the user experience is more empowering, when advertisers are not permitted to override user control of the distribution of content. I encourage all people who use Twitter to take the same action. I want more people to become aware of this idea because Twitter is uniquely positioned to destroy advertising, instead of perpetuating it.