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Hatching Twitter

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New York Times columnist and reporter Nick Bilton tells the story behind Twitter, a drama of betrayed friendships and power struggles, as the founders went from engineers to wealthy celebrities. Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal tells how, as Twitter grew, the four founders fought bitterly for money, influence, publicity, and control over a company that grows larger and more powerful by the day. 

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Gary from Long Island, NY

For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
—Ernest Hemingway

The original short short story and the inspiration for this website. In the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway’s colleagues bet him that he couldn’t write a complete story in just six words. They paid up. Hemingway is said to have considered it his best work.

http://www.snopes.com/language/literary/babyshoes.asp

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/01/31/for_sale_baby_shoes_never_worn_hemingway_probably_did_not_write_the_famous.html

http://quoteinvestigator.com/2013/01/28/baby-shoes/

Dec. 31 2013 01:50 PM

Isn't this a rebroadcast of a previously aired segment?

(All indications are that it is indeed. Not the least of which was the statement that none other than Mr. Lopate himself made at the conclusion of yesterday's broadcast, that today's would consist entirely of previously-aired segments.)

Why make it appear otherwise?

Dec. 31 2013 05:35 AM

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