Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal: Good title. I would have added words to get it to 140 characters.
Excellent cover design, title from @penguinusa. Remember when “twitter” seemed like a really dumb word instead of just an omnipresent one?
Sourced from 100s of insider interviews, the book provides a compelling narrative of the early days of a co. that has changed communication.
What was the first Tweet ever, on March 21, 2006? Almost as exciting as what you had for lunch. RT @jack Just setting up my TWTTR.
The sad story of @noah, a cofounder who named Twitter. Booted from the company in 2006 & vanished from the web. Tweeted four times in 2013.
Compelling anecdotes about the way Twitter powered campaigns (@BarackObama) & revolutions (#arabspring) & documented real world tragedies.
Funniest PR mishap: @Oprah trying to tweet for the first time on live TV. Not the most tech-savvy media mogul, that Oprah.
Chairman, cofounder @jack is the villain. Forced out as CEO in ’08, weasels his way back via boardroom coup. Not a flattering portrayal.
An essential, you-are-there account of Twitter’s explosive growth, from 5K users in 2006 to 218M today. A must for business book buffs.