That's the question GigaOM's Robert Young is asking. And from a couple of the answers in the post's comment section, the answer doesn't sound good for the social-networking service's chances of getting the $1 billion-plus buyout that had been widely rumored. Since joining a couple of months ago, I've found it a clean, well-designed service, unlike a lot of rival services. But maybe social networking simply isn't a great place to reach people with a pitch. They're too busy networking.

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