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How Twitter could’ve met a Bitter End (But Didn’t)

In the latest tell-all story of social network, Twitter, the author Nick Bilton describes how at one point it almost got sold to Facebook. How Twitter could’ve met a bitter end (but didn’t) is recounted in detail by Bilton.

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How Twitter could’ve met a Bitter End (But Didn’t)

Twitter’s major rival, Facebook tried on various occasions to acquire the Blue Bird logo company. But it was all to no avail. Ultimately, the network which consists of billions of tweets became a success story. Mark Zuckerberg, the youthful founder of Facebook, had only words laced with sarcasm for Twitter. 

However, that was during its neonatal days. Today, Twitter is a way to connect with any celebrity or luminary on earth. Even President Obama and Usain Bolt have respective Twitter accounts. “Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal” which is Nick Bilton’s sensational script on the firm, reads like a dramatic rollercoaster ride. It mentions the ups and downs faced by the executive co-founders of the once troubled company. 

The book essentially retells the story of four men: Evan Williams, Biz Stone, Jack Dorsey and Noah Glass who got together and put two and two together. While the sapling Twitter was in its earlier phases there was a great deal of internal politics and intrigue going on. There was infighting and lots of hiring and firing. Creative conflicts flared up and hot air got expended in chalking up plans for the growing firm. Yet what emerges from the story is that all it took was these four differing individuals to combine forces

Finally, Twitter made it alive and well as a global phenomenon. Despite Ashton Kutcher, Steve Ballmer and even the notorious Puff Diddy wanting to own Twitter sometime in its history, the social network escaped their clutches and is a thriving site today. You can buy hardcover of this book for $18.49 and Kindle edition for $11.99 .

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