Prediction: Sooner or later, Google will buy Twitter

On one of the other blogs I write, I note that you can now import your Gmail contacts into Twitter.BTW, only your Gmail contacts.

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On one of the other blogs I write, I note that you can now import your Gmail contacts into Twitter.

BTW, only your Gmail contacts. For now.

It's funny, this Google-Twitter connection. I know of at least two Google alumni who have gone over there. When I step back and take a wider view of the bigger picture, I see a scenario that shows a real collegial closeness between Google and Twitter.

As entrepreneurial as the Twitter folks are, and as strategically acquisitive as the Google folks are, I sense the inevitable. I can't say when, or for how much, but write this down.

Google will buy Twitter. In fact, they should.

I can imagine Twitter functionality being appended to GoogleTalk, and perhaps even to Google's newly acquired GrandCentral.

What about a clickable Twitter icon, say as a configuration option in Caller Settings as shown in this sample GrandCentral box?

Here:

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