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FaceTwit? TwitBook? Googer? Twitle?

Can it be true? Is Facebook really in talks to buy Twitter? That's what the Wall Street Journal reported this morning.

Can it be true? Is Google really in talks to buy Twitter? That's what the Wall Street Journal reported this morning.

What?

Yes, that's right, both the web's major superpowers are reportedly in talks to buy the web's fastest-growing up-and-comer. And the social network - sorry, 'information network' - is reported to be fetching a valuation of a whopping $10bn.

So which will it be? Well, frankly, the whole thing seems a bit dubious to us - Twitter has rebuffed both Google and Facebook in the past. But if it's true, Twitter will almost certainly opt for Google if it can. Facebook sees Twitter as a rival, and would almost certainly want to close it and incorporate its features into its own network. Google would probably keep Twitter unchanged and just expand it, much as it has with YouTube.

But like we say, don't get too excited. Our guess is this'll never happen.

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