Twitter has been gaining on Facebook lately, and though it doesn’t have nearly as many active users – people love Twitter. We all know that Apple chose tweets over status updates for its next iteration of OS X – and that will probably bring a few more folks to the social network, but there’s still something that’s missing.
That something is a cutting-edge photo sharing service like oh, I don’t know… Instagram? That’s obviously out of the question at this point, considering its new owner – Facebook. Damn. That’s another point for the god of social networking.
Not letting its zero to none chances of obtaining Instagram get it down, Twitter quickly fell back on another plan - buy Camera+!
Or maybe not… It turns out that the Camera+ team doesn’t want to move to Twitter’s San Francisco location, and it appears that the little blue bird is running out of options.
[Co-founder of Twitter] Dorsey helped lead the negotiations with Tap Tap Tap, according to the people with knowledge of the talks. Twitter Chief Executive Officer Dick Costolo wasn’t directly involved, they said. Carolyn Penner, a Twitter spokeswoman, declined to comment.
Costolo told reporters in Japan two weeks ago that Twitter wouldn’t alter its strategy or seek to acquire an Instagram competitor to counter Facebook’s move. – via Bloomberg
Twitter already has a pretty slick photo service, but needless to say, Instagram blows it out of the water. I don’t think this means Twitter will fall off the face of the earth any time soon – it’s still gaining popularity every day – but a similar service to Instagram would definitely help it in the social networking race.