adding page because of this..
to me.. not boring. i love it.
dec 2014 – Jack joins hour of code hangout
code teaches you another way to think… look at big problem and break it down
the reason we created twitter – was because we wanted to use it everyday..
we all have ideas everyday.. but if they don’t resonate with us.. we’re not going to put in the time to make them useful/successful
the more we talk about the bad.. the more we can fix it..
people will always always go for the positive.. if they see the negative and decide to decrease it..
twitter sat on the shelf for 5 yrs… till the right time..
1\ if others find it organically and love it
2\ global impact
i didn’t have to be gifted in computer science or math.. i just had to have a very strong passion for what i wanted to see in the world.. if i did the hard work to learn tools necessary to build that.. i would do the right thing.. then go deeper in that learning – not just bare minimum… you discover things you weren’t expecting to see/find.. comes out of a curiosity that doesn’t stop..
Jack Dorsey (born November 19, 1976) is an American web developer and businessman widely known as a co-founder and co-creator of Twitter, and as the founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company. In 2008, he was named to the MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35. For 2012, The Wall Street Journal gave him the “Innovator of the Year Award” for technology.
When he first saw implementations of instant messaging, Dorsey wondered whether the software’s user status output could be shared among friends easily. He approached Odeo, which at the time happened to be interested in text messaging. Dorsey and Biz Stone decided that SMS text suited the status message idea, and built a prototype of Twitter in about two weeks. The idea attracted many users at Odeo and investment from Evan Williams who had left Google after selling it Pyra Labs andBlogger.
Williams, Stone and Noah Glass co-founded Obvious, which then spun off Twitter Inc. with Dorsey as theCEO. In his role during the pivotal days of the company’s founding, a compilation chronicling the originally named “twttr” and the time leading up to the official launch, is shown in a timeline of tweets revealing Twitter’s beginnings. As chief executive officer, Dorsey saw the startup through two rounds of funding by the venture capitalists who backed the company. He reportedly lost his position for leaving work early to enjoy other pursuits such as yoga and fashion design. On October 16, 2008, Williams took over the role of CEO, while Dorsey became chairman of the board. On March 28, 2011, Dorsey returned to Twitter as Executive Chairman after Dick Costolo replaced Williams as the CEO.
As the service began to grow in popularity, Dorsey chose the improvement of uptime as top priority, even over creating revenue – which, as of 2008, Twitter was not designed to earn. Dorsey described the commercial use of Twitter and its API as two things that could lead to paid features. His three guiding principles, which are shared by the whole company and through its culture, are simplicity, constraint, and craftsmanship.
Thank God (and @jack) for Twitter. Because if not for Twitter the STL police surely would’ve harmed all the protestors by now.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/deray/status/564999304121942016
CNN (@CNN) tweeted at 6:30 AM – 10 Dec 2018 :
Activists say social media has fueled much of the violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar. So when the CEO of Twitter posted a long thread about his meditation retreat in the “absolutely beautiful country,” people weren’t happy. https://t.co/IjOjkSgzGc(http://twitter.com/CNN/status/1072121270161104896?s=17)
ubi ness (via michel fb share)
Dorsey, who has built up a net worth of $7.5 billion, said he would sink $3 million from his nonprofit into the program. In April, Dorsey made a widely publicized pledge to donate $1 billion to coronavirus relief efforts.