When Jack Dorsey proposed to his cohorts at Odeo that they should create an internal messaging system that could be viewed and contributed to at any time by any user, it opened the door to open communication within a group. They could keep tabs on one another, offer help, and post where they were and what they were doing at all times. In other words, the concept of Twitter was that it would be a productivity tool assisting their real project.
That project is no longer around, but Twitter survived and is flourishing. Ironically, its roots as a productivity tool have been “uprooted” to the point that now many consider a glorified time-waster. Regardless of how you personally feel about Twitter, you can see that today’s version is still working the same functions, but the forms have changed completely.
This timeline comes to us via Atlanta Ford Dealers and gives us a breakdown of the last six years from inception to where we are today in the Twittersphere. Click to enlarge.
- Cannes Ad Conference Roars For Twitter’s Jack Dorsey (allthingsd.com)
- Jack Dorsey Talks Square, Twitter, And Instagram-Facebook With Charlie Rose (techcrunch.com)
- 10 interesting facts about Twitter (thegeeksclub.com)
- Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Just Took A Lightning-Quick Trip To New York (businessinsider.com)
- Cannes Media Person of the year 2012 : Jack Dorsey, father of Twitter (adland.tv)