Hatching Twitter

A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal

Nick Bilton

Book Synopsis

"Hatching Twitter" by Nick Bilton is a gripping account of the story behind the creation and evolution of the social media giant, Twitter.

The book delves into the lives of the four co-founders – Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, Evan Williams, and Noah Glass – and unravels the complex dynamics and power struggles that unfolded within the company.

From its humble beginnings as a side project to its explosive growth and influence in shaping worldwide conversations, Bilton takes readers on a rollercoaster ride through the tumultuous journey of Twitter.

Through meticulous research and interviews with key players, the author unveils the rivalries, betrayals, and backstabbing that characterized the early years of Twitter, revealing a darker side to the company's success.

Bilton explores the pivotal moments that defined Twitter's trajectory, including the ousting of Glass and the subsequent power struggle between Dorsey and Williams. These events laid the foundation for the company's growth, while also highlighting the personal and professional conflicts that plagued its founders.

The book provides a revealing look into the inner workings of Silicon Valley and the cutthroat nature of the tech industry, shedding light on the sacrifices and compromises necessary to build a global phenomenon.

With its fast-paced narrative and in-depth analysis, "Hatching Twitter" offers readers an engaging and thought-provoking exploration of the social media revolution and the challenges faced by those who create and navigate it.

In the end, Bilton presents a fascinating and cautionary tale of how ambition, ego, and power struggles can shape the destiny of a groundbreaking company like Twitter, forever altering the way we connect and communicate in the digital age.

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