No One Wants to Buy Twitter

The Verge is reporting (via Financial Times) that Salesforce has backed off on trying to buy Twitter.

The emotional roller coaster that is Twitter’s future seems to have hit a new low today as Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff tells the Financial Times his company has “walked away” from making a bid to buy it.

It’s so sad to me that a service that is not only loved by so many people, but essential to the way the world works in 2016 is having such trouble. I seriously do not know what I would do without Twitter. It’s the one place I can go to talk to my friends, celebrities, athletes, and everyone in the media. It’s the first thing I check in the morning and it’s the last thing I read before going to sleep.

Yes, Facebook has many more users, but it’s not the same as Twitter. It’s great for interacting with people in my life, but it’s woefully insufficient at letting me branch out and discover new people that are interesting.

Twitter is a public conversation that anyone with an internet connection can access. It’s a modern marvel and I honestly believe to be one of the most brilliant communication tools created in the internet era. Yes, there are too many terrible people on there and they do make the experience horrendous for too many people, but even with that issue, Twitter is a beautiful thing and I’d be sad to see it go just because it’s not making enough money.