December 20, 2013 #141: Amber & Sarah chat with "Hatching Twitter' author Nick Bilton, autoplay ads are coming to Facebook, Exposure is a beautifully visual blogging tool, crowdsourcing the news with Storyful, Lil BUB yule log, & more!
This deeply-researched, fascinating glimpse into twitter’s early days has the pacing of a good novel and is rich with interesting insights into social media, the larger web, start-up culture, and human nature. You can’t make this stuff up—but if you tried, you could only hope to invent anecdotes as bizarre and readable as the ones in this account. Recommended reading for Jon Krakauer fans—and anyone who spends much time on social media.
Jack Dorsey (born November 19, 1976) is an American web developer and businessman widely known as the creator of Twitter and as the founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company. In 2008, he was named to the MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35.
A Brief History of Twitter July 2006 – Twttr’s hatched (Yes that’s how it was originally spelled), by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, and Biz Stone July 2007 – Raises $1 million, valued at $5 million November 2008 – President-elect Barack Obama thanks his Twitter followers 2009 – 2 billion Tweets per day, Twitter raises $35 million Dec 2010 – Raises $200 million, now valued at $3.7 billion 2011 – 100 million active users sending 33 billion Tweets per day
Buying someone a drink in person is a nice gesture, but buying someone a drink via Twitter is, well, not something you do often. Online networking app Tweet-A-Beer hopes to change that and make paying for other Twitter users' drinks more of a habit. The web tool officially rolls out at South b...