Twitter is being hunted down….since the value of this short message service has been estimated at 10 billion dollar both Google and Facebook are looking to buy Twitter (according to the Wall Street Journal).
The first negotiations were not positive, and it’s strange that both Google and Facebook are interested in company who still has an operational loss annualy! But the outlook for 2011 looks bright with a turnover between 100 and 110 mio dollar, will it be enough to make a profit….we’ll have to wait and see….
So why are Facebook and Google realy interested in Twitter: the data! As millions of users make billions of tweets their is a large sum of data to be collected. Data which is of interest for any (commercial) company! The Twitter community is highly valued amongst users.
If it comes to a take-over or merger between Twitter and Google/Facebook …a new datamogul rises and will have tons of data with valuable customer information which can and will be matched with the already exting data! Again less privacy, and more data in one hand….this company will rule our flat world on and off line when it comes to data mining!
Again it is time for a new flat statement:
In the flat world privacy is not an option.