Have you ever noticed it? Birds used to tweet a decade ago and now people tweet with the help of ‘Twitter’. Twitter is a micro-blogging website that allows users to send messages of up to 140 characters. Twitter was created and launched by Jack Dorsey in 2006. Since its launch, it has gained phenomenal success and today it has more than 500 million active users.
Twitter raised its start-up capital (approx. $57 million) from venture capitalists in three different rounds. Recently, Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal invested $300 million in Twitter. Twitter has been facing several outages problems since its launch and the most recent outage occurred before London Summer Olympics 2012.
Twitter is being used by many celebrities and organizations globally now-a-days; Lady Gaga, President Obama, Shakira, Taylor Swift and the list goes on and on. Twitter’s logo has been gone through a series of evolutionary stages. Mountain BlueBird is the one that is currently being used by Twitter.
Jack Dorsey spent early days of his childhood in St. Louis, Missouri. He was only fourteen years old when he started coding. Dorsey dropped out from New York University and started working on his Twitter’s idea. Dorsey also developed Square in 2010 – a platform that allows its users to accept debit and credit cards on mobile phones. Today, Square Inc. has worth of $3.2 billion, according to Business Insider (magazine).
Now let’s watch the video interview and know more about Jack Dorsey from his own words. This interview is moderated by Kevin Rose (founder of Digg.com) in order to help you explore more about Twitter. Kevin asked questions like:
- Where did Dorsey grow up?
- Which school did Dorsey studied at?
- What was Dorsey’s first job?
- How did Dorsey get into programming?
- How did Dorsey invented Twitter?
- What is Square Inc.?
- How should an entrepreneur take their start-up jump?
- How did Dorsey overcome different sorts of obstructions in his career?
Video – Founder Jack Dorsey on Twitter