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Bilton's Book “Hatching Twitter”: Twitter had its Teething Troubles

As is common in the evolution of giant firms, Twitter too had its share of teething troubles. In fact, its co-founder almost joined Facebook, according to Bilton's upcoming book "Hatching Twitter".

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Bilton's Book “Hatching Twitter”: Twitter had its Teething Troubles

A book due to come out soon has the story of Twitter in all its juicy details. Nick Bilton, New York Times reporter and columnist, is the writer of this book titled, “Hatching Twitter:  A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal.” What appears to be a startup that has a lot going for it was actually formed in the crucible of friendships, enmity, intrigue and backstabbing hypocrisy. The social networks and online phenomena you see are the lucky ones that managed to make it. The rest either tanked or just couldn’t face the brutal competition. 

As for the chaos of creating these highly responsible setups, the less said the better. A great deal of infighting and office politics not to mention staff shuffling took place on the road to progress. Twitter’s co-founder, Jack Dorsey found himself ousted from Twitter and only later on did he find his way back in the good books of the administration

The book is written by Nick Bilton. It narrates the trials and tribulations of Twitter in its early days. Jack Dorsey had other hobbies besides his job at Twitter. Due to his divided attitude the administration gave him an ultimatum to get serious. When this happened and he was forced out of his position as CEO, Dorsey decided to join the ranks of Facebook

He was to have a meeting with Mark Zuckerberg but things never materialized. Later on his partner in founding Twitter, Evan Williams was ousted too. The book, called Hatching Twitter, is to hit the shelves of bookstores by November 5th. It is now available to pre-order at Amazon for $17.37. Don’t forget to purchase a copy and get the inside scoop on Twitter’s internal matters. 

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