According to reports, Google is in “late stage” talks to acquire the much loved Twitter. This originally surfaced Thursday on TechCrunch citing two unnamed sources.
Twitter lets people post short 140-character messages (micro blog, if you will); people often subscribe to follow the stream of these tweets from acquaintances and, increasingly, companies and celebrities. Twitter has experienced tremendous growth over the past 12 months and is one of the fastest growing websites and networks worldwide.
Google’s has been trying to break into social networking for some time, but one of Twitters other strengths seems to be it’s search capabilities, which includes searches in real time, by real people. Facebook, which attempted to purchase Twitter in 2008, is the example of how social networking can be used if used right. Although it does struggle with it’s adverts and revenue, with Googles expertise Twitter could overcome that.
Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.