I’ve said over and over that I hope Twitter doesn’t go down the route of being acquired by Micro/Hoo/Goo. Even an ad deal with one of them seems a little troublesome to me (but it’s a business, so they’ve got to pay the bills).
I think Twitter has the potential to become a platform to compliment pop3 or IMAP with open 2 way API’s.
Yahoo & Twitter Ad Partnership in the Works?: “I just signed up for a new Twitter account today and my first Twitter generated friend was Yahoo! or Yahoo Search Marketing’s YahooAdBuzz Twitter profile…”
This probably doesn’t hint at anything substantive, but it does make me nervous.