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This is interesting.... Facebook tried to buy twitter for $500 million back in 2008.

In an interview to the British business daily, Financial Times, Micro blogging site Twitter turned down an offer worth $ 500 million purchase from the leading and most popular social networking site Facebook, back in 2008.

According to the Financial Times, Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg offered 500 million dollars in Facebook stock for Twitter.

But one of the co-founder, Stone said Facebook had nothing that Twitter's three co-founders wanted.

In mid-December, Twitter said it had received a major infusion of funds from a group of investors, which reportedly put a 3.7 billion dollar value on the site.

- AFP Inputs

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