See this TechCrunch article for more detail on Google and Twitter …
If you stop and think about this, it just makes sense to some degree. Google dominates in the area of search. But they don’t do ‘real-time’ search of conversations and that’s where Twitter is strong. If you haven’t used the http://search.twitter.com — do so and you’ll see the power of this new era. Type a few keywords in and watch as it updates for you in real-time, listing the Twitter conversations going on with those keywords.
We’ll see… rumors are rumors. But just because it makes sense to a bunch of bloggers doesn’t mean it will happen. Personally, I’d like to see it occur provided Google doesn’t sit on Twitter like it did Blogger and slow the development of the platform. But I have my doubts Google will make the leap because there is so much in flux right now. New developments in social media and social networking tools are happening almost weekly from startups and the majors.
For example, where does FriendFeed fit into the picture with their announcements this coming Monday (April 6th) for major changes? I’m personally more interested in these developments because it’s a more powerful communication tool then Twitter. And what will Facebook do? My goodness; there are so many changes occurring in the social tools space that 2009 is an exciting year of unpredictable change for most of us. Hardly a new concept though considering the last few years, but that’s another more philosophic topic.
Robert Scoble seems to be leaning away from the idea that Google would buy Twitter. As you know, opinions are like noses, everyone has one. What do you think? Kara Swisher is reporting that there is no Google deal under discussion to buy Twitter.