A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal
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Ev told Jack he had to “chill out” with the deluge of media he was doing. “It’s bad for the company,” Ev said. “It’s sending the wrong message.” Biz sat between them, watching like a spectator at a tennis match. “But I invented Twitter,” Jack said. “No, you didn’t invent Twitter,” Ev replied. “I didn’t invent Twitter either. Neither did Biz. People don’t invent things on the Internet. They simply expand on an idea that already exists.”
Despite all the coverage of Twitter’s rise, Nick Bilton of The New York Times is the first journalist to tell the full story—a gripping drama of betrayed friendships and highstakes power struggles. The four founders—Evan Williams, Biz Stone, Jack Dorsey, and Noah Glass—made a dizzyingly fast transition from ordinary engineers to wealthy celebrities. They fought each other bitterly for money, influence, publicity, and control as Twitter grew larger and more powerful. Ultimately they all lost their grip on it.
Bilton’s unprecedented access and exhaustive reporting have enabled him to write an intimate portrait of four friends who accidentally changed the world, and what they all learned along the way.
Hatching Twitter pulls back the curtain of "the team" that built Twitter. It shows the darkside of building a product with egos and media coverage in play. It changed my perception of who did what, and who cared about what. The chapters are short, and Nick's writing style is concise. It was very enjoyable. Thank you for writing this Nick.
Great finding out about the behind the sceens @ twitter. Had no idea Ev and Biz have not been a part of twitter for the last couple of years.
Fanstastic insider gossip. The Jack vs Ev stuff is such good insider drama.
- Category: Business & Personal Finance
- Published: Nov 05, 2013
- Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
- Print Length: 320 Pages
- Language: English