Twitter seems like a perfect start-up success story. In barely six years, a small group of young, ambitious programmers in Silicon Valley built an $11.5 billion business out of the ashes of a failed podcasting company. Today Twitter boasts more than 200 million active users and has affected business, politics, media, and other fields in innumerable ways.
"A Shakespearean Drama"
Since 2006, Twitter has grown from 100 obsessive users to more than 500 million today - over 32 million of those in the UK alone. But how did such a radical transformation happen in just five years, and what does it mean for business, politics and the internet?
"Intriguing & dramatic"
Are we driving off a digital cliff and heading for disaster, unable to focus, maintain concentration, or form the human bonds that make life worth living? Are media and business doomed and about to be replaced by amateur hour? I Live in the Future & Here’s How It Works captures the zeitgeist of an emerging age, providing the understanding of how a radically changed media world is influencing human behavior.
"Good for Initial Reading"
"The Temptation of Co-Working Spaces" is from the Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Nick Bilton and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"The Upside to Technology? It’s Personal" is from the March 30, 2016, Tech section of The New York Times. It was written by Nick Bilton and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"A Robot That Has Fun at Telemarketers’ Expense" is from the Tech section of The New York Times. It was written by Nick Bilton and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
"Wearable Technology: Indispensable? Not Yet" is from the Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Nick Bilton and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
Zeitgeistiges Gezwitscher, brandneue Business-News, politischer Protest, der die Welt verändert - zusammengefasst in 140 Zeichen, erbreitet in Echtzeit. Twitter! Ein Start-up mit einer kometenhaften Erfolgstory, ein 11,5 Milliarden-Dollar-Geschäft mit 200 Millionen aktiven Usern. Doch wie sieht es hinter der Fassade aus? Nick Bilton nimmt uns mit auf eine Reise ins Innere von Twitter.