Twitter Expected To Generate $250 Million in Ad Revenue in 2012

Looks like Twitter is finally figuring out ways to make money from within their massive stream of tweets.

Sponsored tweets, and sponsorship within trending topics, is expected to generate Twitter $150 million in 2011.

In 2012, Twitter is expected to generate nearly $250 million in ad revenue, according to Bloomberg business.

Currently there are 175 million users on Twitter and forecasts predict that Twitter could have 500 million users within 5 – 7 years.

Twitter currently has a value of $3.7 billion after it’s most recent round of funding. In September 2009, Twitter was valued at approximately $1 billion.