Hatching Twitter

Hatching Twitter

A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal

Book - 2013
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Publisher: New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2013
ISBN: 9781591846017
Characteristics: xii, 302 p. : ill


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Mar 23, 2018

After having read American Kingpin I was eager to consume another book by writer, Nick Bilton. Hatching Twitter was written before American Kingpin but American Kingpin is the far better story. Hatching Twitter? I found it mostly interesting but far less than compelling. It's like: wow, people get thrown out of corporations. Yawn. It happens all the time, in every corporation. It's called "business". There are some interesting insights to be gained in understanding the rise of Twitter and the viewpoints that its founders aspired to but the story goes on too long for my taste and the drama was not of the sort that I find surprising or compelling.

Sep 13, 2017

a good bio on Twitter and the guys behind its creation.
Ev and Biz seem to be genuine good people, but Jack Dorsey is a low life backstabbing scum bucket.

Aug 31, 2016

One of the best books I have ever read. Loved every page. Highly recommend.

Apr 07, 2014

True fast pace story of Twitter's beginning, a must read for those who don't know the story. Would recommend it.

Mar 02, 2014

Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal. --- By Nick Bilton. Twitter. Sorta like eBay, eMail, Microsoft, Google etc. etc. Those internet whatchemacallsems which have entered our everyday lives so quickly and so completely that many couldn’t contemplate everyday life without them --- sort of like everyday life without the telephone, without electricity, without air. But like its internet cohorts, Twitter didn't always exist. Hardly ten years old. Lot of us have warts older than that. So, this is the story of Twitter. Well, sort of. Not the technology but the people, about the adolescents playing in a real world with, eventually, real money, real grudges and real scheming. And to think, on the side, they were able to grow Twitter: millions of uses a day; billions of dollars in revenue (eventually). From neo-hippies living in battered VWs to ueber-wealthy billionaires. Bilton’s book is written to be taken seriously but that doesn’t mean it’s boring. The pace is fast --- he takes no hostages. It’s not about the code, it’s not about the technology, it’s about the nerds who were friends and who then weren’t. On the gotta read list for anyone who doesn't already know the story.

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