Really Guys. “Gossip Baiter”?

Those who know me know I tend to prepare for my discussions with leaders onstage at Web 2. You may recall during my conversation with Mark Zuckerberg, I asked whether Facebook was going to buy Twitter. A round of blogospherian eye rolling ensued. "It's the sort of "speculative fun"…

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Those who know me know I tend to prepare for my discussions with leaders onstage at Web 2. You may recall during my conversation with Mark Zuckerberg, I asked whether Facebook was going to buy Twitter. A round of blogospherian eye rolling ensued. “It’s the sort of “speculative fun” that could give tech bloggers a gossip-overload headache for weeks to come” said Cnet.

Honestly, I rarely ask questions that don’t have a point. As Kara reports today, turns out there were talks – and they were going on right when I asked the question. So far, nothing has come of them, but they got serious enough for a number to be thrown around – $500 million. Cnet was kind enough to give me a bit of credit here. Thanks. The interview I did with Mark is above.

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

4 thoughts on “Really Guys. “Gossip Baiter”?”

  1. I think Mark made a strong case for FB Connect being a direction in making ads more significant. But will the ads be on FB or also on the third party sites that use FB Connect? In that case, if Connect is adopted hugely, FB ads could be a threat to AdSense.. and a serious one at that coz AdSense doesnt know the viewer or his friends or his social interests. Am I right here?

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