Jeff Jarvis suggests that Google should buy Twitter-- Google: Cut to the Twitter chase:
I wish Google would just go ahead and buy Twitter and put us out of our misery. I want Google to get it, not AOL or Yahoo or Microsoft. We know that Google can fix its problems, as it fixed Blogger’s.
Google doesn't need Twitter. It has Jaiku. What it needs is Twitter's user base. Twitter has a network effect thing going on and no one is walking into that space. So instead of fixing Twitter, Google should buy it and then transition all of the accounts to Jaiku. Jaiku is way better than Twitter, so Google would be doing us all a huge favor--they could put Twitter out of its misery (as opposed to putting its user out of their misery), and we'd all be better off in the end.