With all the spam and clutter on Twitter these days, CNET proposes a business model which would charge users $1 a month to remain tweeters.

What if somehow the $1 per month could be ensure a certain quality of service, additional features and a minimum of invasive ads. It might work. Users would be happier and the company would be more profitable and able to invest in its products. Having transparency–knowing that the $1-per-month wasn’t wasted on excessive bonuses, private jets and sushi flown in from Japan–would be essential.

That begs the question, would you pay $1 a month to continue using Twitter or would you rely more heavily on other social media networks and websites?