What is twitter and who is the genius behind its creation ?

First a couple of definitions to understand what is twitter ...

Definitions of what is twitter

Twitter : Your Online Status Message.
Tweet : A Short Update of what you are doing for about 140 characters.
Followers : People who subscribe to your tweets.
Tweeter or twittere: Someone who tweets.
Twittering: A succession of tweets.

The birth of twitter

A good idea, venture capital, and environmental assessment that's all it took for twitter to be born.

The inventor was born November 19, 1976 (maybe in a taxi cab, you'll understand when you read this blog).

At 14, he was interested in dispatch routing for taxi companies. He learned how to program open source code and created a software for them. It's still in use in some parts of the United States.

In fact, this was the start of twitter, little did he know at that time.

Imagine in 2008, he was named to the MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35.

Jack Dorsey grew up in Saint Louis, Missouri. He went to high school at Bishop DuBourg High School and attended Missouri University of Science and Technology before subsequently transferring to New York University, where he first conceived the idea for Twitter.

While working on dispatching as a programmer he later moved to California.

In Oakland in 2000, Dorsey started his company to dispatch couriers, taxis, and emergency services from the Web. His other projects and ideas at this time included networks of medical devices and a "frictionless service market".

In July 2000, building on dispatching and inspired in part by LiveJournal and possibly by AOL Instant Messenger, he had the idea for a Web-based realtime status/short message communication service. He even named it stat.us.

When he first saw implementations of instant messaging, Dorsey had wondered if the software's user status output could be shared among friends easily.

He approached Odeo, who at the time happened to be interested in text messaging.

Dorsey and Biz Stone decided that SMS text suited the status message idea, and built a prototype of Twitter in about two weeks.

The idea attracted many users at Odeo and investment from Evan Williams who had left Google after selling them Pyra Labs and Blogger.

Stone and Williams co-founded Obvious which then spun off Twitter, Inc.

As chief executive officer, Dorsey saw the startup through two rounds of funding by the venture capitalists who backed the company.

On October 16, 2008, Williams took over the role of CEO, and Dorsey became chairman of the board.

On March 28, 2011, Dorsey returned to Twitter as Executive Chairman.

As the service grew in popularity, Dorsey chose improving uptime as top priority, even over creating revenue – which, as of 2008, Twitter was not designed to earn.

Dorsey described the commercial use of Twitter and its API as two things that could lead to paid features.

His three guiding principles for what is twitter, which are shared by the whole company and throughout its culture are

1-simplicity, 2-constraint and 3-craftsmanship.

Dorsey also began a new platform to accept debit and credit cards on a mobile device for small businesses called Square.

The device is a small square-shaped object that has the ability to be attached to devices such as an iPhone, iPad or Android device through the headphone jack.

This product is a mini card reader which allows a person to swipe their card, choose an amount to give to the recipient and then sign their name for confirmation.

Square is also a system for sending paperless receipts via text message or email, and is available as a free app for iOS and Android OS.

Watch this very interesting video with Jack Dorsey who explains how he came up with the idea of what is twitter ...

<a href="http://www.linkedtube.com/ybZ66hT6kAs710ff87787dc98252309a9829cc5b21b.htm">LinkedTube</a>

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P.S. What is twitter without a model twitterer ?