Composing longer tweets is a simple click.17
It would have been fascinating to see how the product developed, how features were decided and added, and how the service we know today took shape.
Firstly, this book takes the Evan Williams side throughout and he was clearly one of the more active participants though all four co-founders were interviewed.
She opened the door and went inside. Unfortunately this shininess doesn't come without some significant drawbacks. My one complaint is that the app routinely encounters an error and shuts itself down at least twice a day.4
- Odeo, the company inside which Twitter was started, saw its certain doom when Apple added podcasting to iTunes, forcing founders to focus on new ideas.
- Jack and Noah telling Ev about the idea for Twitter.
The order of things as they happened and as they are told in the book isn't the same. , the moment Ev would finish addressing the company and hand the microphone to the new CEO, passing power in a gesture as simple as handing off the baton in a relay race.3
I wish there'd been more discussion about the technical and models we pulled from to build twitter.
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Betrayal or the right business decision at the time? While there is certainly a lot of drama, the author does a good job of explaining the business reasoning behind the drama and how the decisions were executed so you can make up your own mind.4
Again, this is a good book, but Bad Blood set the bar very high, so just 4 stars.
It's no a strict chronology.
But few people know that it nearly fell to pieces early on.
- Twitter outages actually generating more interest in it.
But this is sadly glossed over at best.
With our vast social listening and brand monitoring features, Keyhole will have your insights ready in minutes with no data scientist required. - Technology is not covered at all, the challenges, the solution to all the outages isn't covered in any detail. SOME WEAKNESSES: - There is mention of past attempts at Twitter-like services that failed, but why they failed and who they were isn't mentioned, nor is what was different about Twitter that allowed it to succeed when others couldn't, etc.11
Or the time the Russian president showed up to the office, with snipers and the Secret Service, to send his first tweet, right at the moment the site stopped working.
Other than that, the design is wonderful and friendly to use.
- Jack setting message character limit to 140. The power of a crowd of people to Tweet at public events and let them be understood and exposed to a world wide audience. Reordering things makes for a better story arc.16
A few more miles, he thought, and I'll be home, out of these wet clothes" Personally, I like non-fiction books that are detailed, but very matter-of-fact.
Showing off your hard work is the easy part. Sara checked her watch, realizing that Ev had only forty-five minutes before he would have to address the three hundred Twitter employees and break the news. So, I did some checking around and saw that Twitter had an app out I thought they killed it for Mac.5
That we considered how to look at transitions of mediums from desktop to web, from web to mobile, as a place to create new systems for communications in old ways, isn't as cool as intrigue amongst friends who ended up creating twitter.
to be able to give such an in-depth account of movements in an organisation.
For example, every time I connect or disconnect my AirPorts, it crashes. Twitter forced me to switch to another app Tweetbot on the desktop, after they abandoned their old client app years ago.
- Some important lessons about treating your people well, being a team player, etc.
He paced as they plotted what would happen next: the return of Jack Dorsey.