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History of Twitter

Twitter was created in New York in the startup Odeo Inc.. founded by Noah Glass and Evan Williams. Noah Glass AudioBlogger marketed, an application to publish audio files on a blog via a telephone. Evan Williams is known to be among the other co-founder of Pyra Labs, which is behind the blog platform Blogger, acquired by Google in 2003. Odeo proposed a hosting platform, broadcasting and recording podcasts.

Alongside this service podcasts where the market is very competitive, Jack Dorsey, dispatcher for a taxi company, and Noah Glass, a former dispatcher at 911, Number centralized emergency U.S. were responsible for developing a new service [2].

The original idea was to allow users to describe what they were doing via SMS. Open to the public July 13, 2006, the first version was titled stat.us twittr then, referring to the photo sharing site Flickr and Twitter, its present name [3] [4].

25 October 2006, the company’s assets were acquired by Odeo, Obvious Corp [5]. In April 2007, an independent entity is created with the name Twitter, Inc.. Jack Dorsey at its head until October 2008 when its successor Evan Williams [6]. The company has 29 employees in February 2009 [7].

Meanwhile, Twitter has won the 2007 South by Southwest Web Award in the category Blog.

On October 4, 2010, Evan Williams, co-founder, announced that he hands over to Dick Costolo, former chief operating officer.

Examples twitter apps:

Twittervision – Tweets on the Map

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Business Blogs – The Tin Basher

The Tin Basher

The award-winning company blog of Butler Sheetmetal, a small fabrication shop “in the darkest recesses of northwest England”.

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Business Blogs – Have Your Say

Have Your Say

Set up by a disgruntled Land Rover owner. “I have never suffered such contempt from any manufacturer,” says one contributor.

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Business Blogs – AG Blog

AG Blog

Frank news on aerospace sector. Sample headline: “Saudi Typhoon deal was dirty – are you surprised?” NB: Main blog requires a subscription.

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Business Blogs – Fastlane

Fastlane

The embattled General Motors has sought to blaze a trail on the blogging front, deploying heavyweight executives including Bob Lutz. “I am not bored with blogging, far from it,” the vice-chairman recently wrote. “And I’m not going to let the comments of an extreme sub-set turn me off to it, either. I will continue to do it, whenever I can, and as long as it seems people want to read it. And by the way, GM thinks its blogs are a success, too, and will forge ahead with all of them and more.”

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Business Blogs – Wal Mart Watch

Wal Mart Watch

One of the anticorporate blogs that look to dominate the retail sector. Sample headline: “Wal-Mart still selling Nazi T-shirts.”

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Business Blogs – Consumerist

Consumerist

A US blog that promises to allow “shoppers to bite back”, though it will offer praise when fitting: “ShopLego is super nice about sending you out new Legos for free when your mail truck plunges into a gorge.”

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Business Blogs – The Rat and Mouse

The Rat and Mouse

Spleen from unhappy house owners. “Remember the scandal of the drive-by surveyors, charging up to £1,000 for a compulsory remortgage valuation, but failing, even, to shift from second gear . . . it might even be worse.”

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Business Blogs – House Price Crash

House Price Crash

The name says it all. Sample quote: “To have an idea of the timing of the crash in the UK, look at the Irish market example. Very nice charts . . . soon showing in our country!”

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