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



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A “New York Times” bestseller Ev told Jack he had to chill out with the deluge of media he was doing. It s badfor 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 didBiz. People don t invent things on the Internet. They simply expand on an idea thatalready exists. Despite all the coverage of Twitter s rise, Nick Bilton of “The New York Times” is the firstjournalist to tell the full story a gripping drama of betrayed friendships and highstakespower struggles. The four founders Evan Williams, Biz Stone, Jack Dorsey, and Noah Glass made a dizzyingly fast transition from ordinary engineers to wealthycelebrities. They fought each other bitterly for money, influence, publicity, and controlas 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 anintimate portrait of four friends who accidentally changed the world, and what theyall learned along the way.”

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