37 thoughts on “A Brief History of Twitter”

  1. Hi Om. Thanks for linking to “The Story”. Dom did a freaking awesome job putting this together and displaying it in a fun and captivating story. The book is going to be even better.

  2. What made google hot is that unlike most web companies it does generate revenue, and became profitable years ago.

    Sure, at the beginning they didn’t make any money and were running off VC money as most companies do, but it was popular, and I mean really popular, not a fuzz or a fad which is something people use because it’s the “in” thing.

    Everyone was/is using google ’cause back then it was the ONLY web search service that did actually work, and even today it’s the best one available.

    No one I know from outside the webdev micro-cosmos uses twitter, and most dont have a clue of what it does. But Google? everyone was using it in the first month, in fact my Dad who’s not tech-savvy at all was the one who made the early jump and told me about it.

    Twitter isn’t making any money, has no idea how to, and it’s still pretty niché when compared to other web services. I know we are in a ugly recession, but if this is THE hottest web company right now then we have a bigger problem than the economy…

  3. OH Yeah …twitter is best thing after sliced bread (Oh I forgot facebook) !! with 200,000 users and a downtime every couple of month and no business plan in sight ………………..its favourite web 2.0 company for funding of VC firms …i am still wondering why economic crisis is so bad ……perhaps giving twitter 500 million is best option now …….all ya folks raise your hand and sing OM twitter OM 🙂

  4. Twitter Sucks. unnecessary noise and a total waste of time. Imagine how peaceful and calm the world was before twitter.

    There are people driving their cars out there and twittering .. both hands are not on the wheel – they cause accidents, not only do they die but they also kill other innocent people – who had nothing to do with the innocent, unnecessary twit.

    Why do you need to tell everyone and the world – what you are doing? and where you are?

    Birds chirp – get into plane engines and kill people. Twitter does the same. Totally useless. Un-mankind application. $250m for killing people.

  5. The College of Public Speaking thinks that Twitter is brilliant. It has given us access to lots of people whom we would like to engage with, find out what they’re doing and see how we can help them, either by offering them free support by means of articles and videos etc, or indeed supply training. Thanks Twitter – Rgds Vince

  6. well, the good thing that twitter is more live, it is more instant,but then you know, it is just a fad that will pass, as many do. When the media gets inteested in a thing, it means it has more sensation and less value, and this might go with twitter. As some people are comparing google and twitter, well, not many people can touch google. Google will, and has been the prime web presence for most people, and it will stay so.

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