Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal

Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal

by Nick Bilton
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Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal by Nick Bilton

The dramatic, unlikely story behind the founding of Twitter, by New York Times bestselling author and Vanity Fair special correspondent

The San Francisco-based technology company Twitter has become a powerful force in less than ten years. Today it’s everything from a tool for fighting political oppression in the Middle East to a marketing must-have to the world’s living room during live TV events to President Trump’s preferred method of communication. It has hundreds of millions of active users all over the world.
But few people know that it nearly fell to pieces early on.

In this rousing history that reads like a novel, Hatching Twitter takes readers behind the scenes of Twitter’s early exponential growth, following the four hackers—Ev Williams, Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, and Noah Glass, who created the cultural juggernaut practically by accident.  It’s a drama of betrayed friendships and high-stakes power struggles over money, influence, and control over a company that was growing faster than they could ever imagine.

Drawing on hundreds of sources, documents, and internal e-mails, Bilton offers a rarely-seen glimpse of the inner workings of technology startups, venture capital, and Silicon Valley culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591847083
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/30/2014
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 248,535
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Nick Bilton is a columnist and reporter for The New York Times, where he explores the disruptive aspects of technology on business, culture and society. His columns span everything from the future of technology and privacy to the impact of social media on the Web. He is a regular guest on national TV and radio and is the author of I Live in the Future & Here’s How It Works. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast-paced, and easy to read. And interesting! Jack Dorsey probably doesn't love this book!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An amazing look into the nitty gritty of Silicon Valley and the startups that thrive there!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was ......... GREAT