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Al Gore Tried To Buy Twitter.
What If He´d Succeeded?

Chicago Tribune, by Jeff Bercovici

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Posted By:mitzi, 10/9/2013 8:26:17 PM

Don´t you just love all the stuff that comes out when a hot tech company declares it´s going public? I´m thinking in particular about a tidbit from Nick Bilton´s piece in the Times magazine about the intrigue and betrayals in Twitter´s early years. (The piece is an excerpt from Bilton´s forthcoming book about the company, "Hatching Twitter.") Around the beginning of 2009, as Twitter was gathering momentum, cofounders Ev Williams and Biz Stone were "regularly turning down overtures to buy the company," reports Bilton. Among those making the overtures was former Vice President Al Gore, who "pitched Williams and Stone

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The world´s biggest twit tried to buy Twitter! :~}

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 10/9/2013 8:42:34 PM     (No. 9558404)

He can´t afford a working deodorant or a decent hair transplant and he wanted to but Twitter ?

Bwaaahaaahaaa!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 10/9/2013 8:43:08 PM     (No. 9558405)

.........buy....


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Reply 3 - Posted by: snakeoil, 10/9/2013 8:53:04 PM     (No. 9558416)

Since The Gorbot is the ultimate Twit seems kind of appropriate. Bet all tweeters would have to believe in Global Luke Warming and that he won the 2000 election.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: crimea river, 10/9/2013 9:03:37 PM     (No. 9558427)

Seems the Trib has decided this is no longer news.

You can get the article at
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2013/10/09/al-gore-tried-to-buy-twitter-what-if-hed-succeeded/

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Northern Redman, 10/9/2013 9:07:07 PM     (No. 9558434)

If Algore bought it, it would henceforth be known as twitting instead of tweeting.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: uno, 10/9/2013 9:28:03 PM     (No. 9558455)

What If He´d Succeeded?
The temperature would rise.
The oceans would rise.
The Ozone hole would get bigger.
The Polar Caps would disappear.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 10/9/2013 9:43:47 PM     (No. 9558471)

They really should be more accurate. Al Gore likely tried to negotiate the purchase of Twitter. Al doesn´t use his own money to buy things, he´s a facilitator. Then, he receives a large stake in the operation and profits for his influence.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Libertygal, 10/10/2013 1:14:39 AM     (No. 9558713)

1. All the adds would have been about globull warming and anti-American

2. Obama wouldn´t have to involve any alphabet soup agency to snoop or get records, Al wouldvhave just given everything they wanted.



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