Originally Posted by island hermit
There's value in 100 million + users. Apple is a smart company and could figure out a plan... I'm sure that if Twitter was the right price then it would be well worth it.
Maybe I'm just oblivious, but I can't think of a single reason why Apple would want to buy Twitter. Last time I checked Apple was a hardware/software company, not an ad-company, and not into user tracking and profiling. They'd better not try to become one either because if that happens, I'm out.
Someone will buy Twitter soon.
Yes, someone probably will buy Twitter eventually. Facebook would probably love to have it. Microsoft could be another candidate, for the simple fact they don't want anyone else to have it, and to give their own search & ad business a much-needed boost.
What will probably happen is what I've been predicting all the time: Twitter gets bought by a big-name company, and within a year or two, some alternative based on the same principles as Twitter but more useful and less noisy will pop-up, and Twitter will be worth nothing. In 5 years it will be gone completely.
The only reason Twitter is popular is because it is the first service of its kind, but if you just look how useless it actually is now that everyone is using it, it can't last long. 99.999% of the crap posted on Twitter has zero value, it's all just noise.