When and where Twitter all began

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.