Microsoft Acquires Twitter, the Blogosphere Erupts

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Jul 11, 2009 • References: news.zdnet & twitter
If Microsoft acquires Twitter, the blogosphere as we know it could completely change—but for better or worse? Twitter has erupted after a tweet from Andrew Keen that posits Microsoft bought Twitter.

About two hours ago, the tweet from @ajkeen read: "Microsoft just announced they’ve acquired Twitter #techcrunch." Since then, the rumor that Microsoft bought Twitter has spread like wildfire—including counter-rumors that posit that the Microsoft-Twitter partnership is a hoax for TechCrunch.

There’s no official word to confirm or deny that Microsoft acquired Twitter, but rest assured that we’ll hear the truth sooner rather than later. Stats for Viral Microblogging Buyouts Trending: Older & Chilly
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