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Author Bilton, Nick, author.

Title Hatching Twitter : a true story of money, power, friendship, and betrayal / Nick Bilton.

Publication Info. New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2013.

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 Moore Stacks  HM743.T95 B55 2013    Available  ---
Description xii, 302 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary "Twitter seems like a perfect start-up success story. In barely six years, a small group of young, ambitious programmers in Silicon Valley built an $11.5 billion business out of the ashes of a failed podcasting company. Today Twitter boasts more than 200 million active users and has affected business, politics, media, and other fields in innumerable ways. Now Nick Bilton of the New York Times takes readers behind the scenes with a narrative that shows what happened inside Twitter as it grew at exponential speeds. This is a tale of betrayed friendships and high-stakes power struggles as the four founders-Biz Stone, Evan Williams, Jack Dorsey, and Noah Glass-went from everyday engineers to wealthy celebrities, featured on magazine covers, Oprah, The Daily Show, and Time's list of the world's most influential people. Bilton's exclusive access and exhaustive investigative reporting-drawing on hundreds of sources, documents, and internal e-mails-have enabled him to write an intimate portrait of fame, influence, and power. He also captures the zeitgeist and global influence of Twitter, which has been used to help overthrow governments in the Middle East and disrupt the very fabric of the way people communicate"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents #Start -- #Founders. @Ev ; @Noah ; @Jack ; @Biz -- #Noah. Troubled waters ; Status ; Twitter ; Just setting up my Twttr ; The cowboy at the rodeo ; The green benches -- #Jack. A bloody mess ; Chaos again ; And the winner is-- ; The first CEO ; The hundred-million-dollar offer ; Is Twitter down? ; The dressmaker ; Rumor ; Fuck fuck fuck ; Building sand castles underwater ; Calling my parents -- #Ev. The third Twitter leader ; fight or flight ; The marathon man ; Dinner with Al ; Oprah ; Spiraling into Iraq ; The Time 101 ; Iranian revolution ; The accidental billionaire ; The coach and the comedian ; Jack's gone rogue ; Steve Jobs 2.0 ; Russian-roulette relations ; Secret meetings ; The clown car in the gold mine ; A Sunday storm -- #Dick. No adult supervision ; Jack's supervision ; Jack's back! ; Make better mistakes tomorrow ; What's happening?
Subject Twitter (Firm)
Internet industry -- United States.
Online social networks -- United States.
Businesspeople -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 9781591846017 (hardback)
1591846013 (hardback)