Twitter, the San Francisco-based micro-messaging company that is now said to be worth a whopping $10 billion didn’t start off that way. It was a germ of an idea that has become what I have often called, the megaphone for the planet. It is the living pulse of the Internet. It is a barometer of our collective grief, joy and anxieties.
Today, Twitter grapples with its future, trying to identify itself and more often than not, finding itself at odds with the very same people who have helped it achieve escape velocity. It is trying to transform itself from a phenomenon to a business.
The company’s story is told in this Bloomberg Game Changers video which profiles Twitter co-founders Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams and Biz Stone. As the earliest Twitter-user, I make a brief appearance in the video, wearing my favorite shirt ;-)