Will Google Gobble Twitter?:

Twitter just might become the next Social Networking site to become a Google enterprise.


We heard this morning from Shelly Palmer, host and editor of Mediabytes that there’s talk going around the circuit that Google is looking to add Twitter to it’s host of internet companies that it now owns.

Palmer’s blog links to a story in Tech Crunch stating that Facebook offered to buy the social site for a half a billion dollars a while back, but Twitter turned the popular social networking site down.

[image:blog_post:13920] [image:blog_post:13921]Facebook, like MySpace, is a networking site where users can join others’ groups, and add photos to their pages and send messages, updates, photos and other personal information to their selected friends. You can allow your page to be public or private, and some people like to collect “friends” all over the world.

Unlike business networking sites, like LinkedIn, these social sites have loads of oppurtunities for users to spend too many hours of their day discussing the mundane moments of their lives, while also sending “fun” applications like quizes and movie triva challanges. LinkedIn is for serious business networking, MySpace and FaceBook is just for fun.

Twitter, on the other hand, keeps the “about me” section short, allowing only 140 lines per entry, and they line up and follow former entries sort of like blogs, without a lot of the distracting stuff in the way. Followers of someone’s site can receive “tweets” all day, telling them such things as ” 8:00 am: I’m on my way to market” … “9:15 am, I bought some milk..”

Regardless of how you feel about the Narcissism these sites encourage, they are very very popular, and if you’ve never heard the words: Twitter, Tweets or Twote before … you’re just not in the right crowd. To watch a funny spoof video on “detached, bite-sized yippity yap” Twitter users, click here.

Jennifer O'Rourke
Jennifer O'Rourke
Jennifer O’Rourke is an Emmy award-winning videographer & editor.

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