Monday, February 15, 2010

Twitter, In short

I know that i am blogging  after a long time.okay anyway, I present here the details about the History of twitter and its founders which i read recently. Jack Dorsey  along with two other( Evan Williams & Biz Stone) were the founders of twitter, one of the fast growing and/or Popular website for social networking. Remember Williams,the key person in the making of blogger.com (which later acquired by Google). In fact the term *blog*  came into existence after this blogger.com. It was out when he was in Pyra Labs. Stone was author of : "Blogging: Genius Strategies for Instant Web Content and Who Let The Blogs Out? ". Coming back about Twitter, Initially their choice of name for this micro-blogging site was twttr (inspired from the name flickr). But at-last they landed on twitter. It means burst of information or chirps from birds. When they started first Obvious Corporation was their company name. It took two week for Dorsey to develop a prototype for twitter. Twitter is popular in US and other western counties via SMS. Hence the constrain of 140 characters still exists. In India I heard only Airtel support twitter. The famous status question was changed  from "What are you doing ?" to "What's Happening?" in end of 2009.

twitter was affected heavily by large number of users during this month http://status.twitter.com/post/704415654/network-maintenance-june-16th-13-00-14-30-utc
edited June 17, 2010

3 comments:

Installing CUDA on Linux Mint and Hello CUDA Program

CUDA ® is a parallel computing platform and programming model invented by NVIDIA. In case you wanted to write parellel programs that runs ...