When and where Twitter all began
When and where Twitter all began…its started with a Tweet
Twitter’s origins lie in a “daylong brainstorming session” held by board members of the podcasting company called ‘Odeo’. It was the inspiration of man called ‘Jack Dorsey’ who introduced the idea of an individual using an SMS service to communicate with a small group. The original project code name for the service was ‘twttr’, inspired by ‘Flickr’ and the five-character length of American SMS short codes. ” Work on the project started on March 21, 2006, when Jack Dorsey published the first Twitter message at 9:50 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST): “just setting up my twttr”.
“…we came across the word ‘twitter’, and it was just perfect. The
definition was ‘a short burst of inconsequential information,’ and ‘chirps from birds’. And that’s exactly what the product was.”
– Jack Dorsey
The first Twitter prototype was used as an internal service for Odeo employees and the full version was introduced publicly on July 15, 2006. Twitter hatched into its own company in April 2007.