During the All Things D conference, the founders of Twitter talk about the origins of the micro-blogging site and what’s in its future. Founders Talk About Its Origins, Next Steps and Social Alchemy – Digits – WSJ.
A study released today found that Twitter has a dominant presence of young males on its service, while Predicto, another mobile community, is dominated mostly by older women.
I’m not sure anyone’s going to stop, but scientists say that Twitter dulls our moral compass.
TechCrunch is reporting that Google is in the early stages of negotiations with Twitter to purchase the micro-blogging site.
Second, Twitter turned down offers from Facebook, which offered double what Google has offered according to rumors.
Why would Google want Twitter? We’ve been arguing for some time that Twitter’s real value is in search. It holds the keys to the best real time database and search engine on the Internet, and Google doesn’t even have a horse in the game.
However, an update to the post last night says Twitter wouldn’t sell for less than $1 billion (makes me think of Dr. Evil.)
Instead of using the publisher’s real name, it now says: “@twhunter, Publisher”. The same is true for the rest of the editorial group that is regularly on the head. CNET calls it “twitterizing” the mast head.