Twitter: Jack Dorsey, Boz Stone And Evan Williams

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When Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, and Ev Williams first met in San Francisco in 2005, few could have guessed how their creation of Twitter would transform online communications. A few years later, people worldwide were sending a billion tweets, every week-even more during events such as revolutions in the Mideast, or the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The three grew up in different American cities, with little in common beyond a passion for how computers can help people ...

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Overview

When Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, and Ev Williams first met in San Francisco in 2005, few could have guessed how their creation of Twitter would transform online communications. A few years later, people worldwide were sending a billion tweets, every week-even more during events such as revolutions in the Mideast, or the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The three grew up in different American cities, with little in common beyond a passion for how computers can help people communicate. As a boy, Jack was fascinated by maps, city streets, and computer software. As young men, Ev and Biz each built careers around the new world of "blogging," then joined forces to start a company in San Francisco.

How did Twitter go from an idea in Jack Dorsey's mind to become one of the fastest growing American businesses in history, and affect millions of people around the world? It wasn't only because Jack, Ev, Biz, and others at Twitter knew how to write fancy computer code or raise money from investors. It was because Twitter filled a basic human need to communicate and feel connected.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - KaaVonia Hinton
Business Leaders is a four-volume series that offers a view into the lives of leaders behind some of the tools we use daily. The set provides details about the leaders' childhood and family, early career and interests, and ultimate segue into the companies they are presently aligned with. The volumes have seven or eight chapters; colorful, captioned photos; sidebars; and sources. Twitter: Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone And Evan Williams stands out because of its mostly relevant and attractive photographs, helpful list of websites, and list of Twitter terms, while Facebook And Mark Zuckerberg captures Zuckerberg's personal life in a clear, entertaining way that Smith and McGrath have trouble achieving, in part because they are juggling three life stories. The other two titles in the series are Jeff Bezos: Founder Of Amazon And The Kindle and Google Founders: Larry Page And Sergey Brin. These books will appeal to those who like to tinker with technology and those who are passionate about hobbies and want encouragement. Students might read the books recreationally since they contain personal stories that portray the leaders as interesting, curious people who had a dream and worked endlessly to see it come to fruition. This series is recommended for all libraries. (Business Leaders) Reviewer: KaaVonia Hinton
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599351797
  • Publisher: Morgan Reynolds Pub
  • Publication date: 7/6/2011
  • Series: Business Leaders Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Magic of Maps 11

Chapter 2 East Coast, West Coast 23

Chapter 3 Setting Up Twitter 35

Chapter 4 Building the Buzz 47

Chapter 5 A Plane in the Hudson 57

Chapter 6 New Twitter, New Challenges 73

Chapter 7 Twitter 'Round the World 83

Chapter 8 Staying Connected 93

Timeline 103

Sources 104

Bibliography 107

Websites 108

Index 109

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