• Hatching Twitter

  • A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal
  • By: Nick Bilton
  • Narrated by: Daniel May
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (2,224 ratings)

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Hatching Twitter

By: Nick Bilton
Narrated by: Daniel May
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Publisher's summary

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.

Now Nick Bilton of the New York Times takes readers behind the scenes with a narrative that shows what happened inside Twitter as it grew at exponential speeds. This is a tale of betrayed friendships and high-stakes power struggles as the four founders - Biz Stone, Evan Williams, Jack Dorsey, and Noah Glass - went from everyday engineers to wealthy celebrities, featured on magazine covers, Oprah, The Daily Show, and Time's list of the world's most influential people.

Bilton's exclusive access and exhaustive investigative reporting - drawing on hundreds of sources, documents, and internal e-mails - have enabled him to write an intimate portrait of fame, influence, and power. He also captures the zeitgeist and global influence of Twitter, which has been used to help overthrow governments in the Middle East and disrupt the very fabric of the way people communicate.

©2013 Nick Bilton (P)2013 Penguin Audiobooks

Critic reviews

“Fast-paced and perceptive.” (The New York Times Book Review)

"Exhaustively researched...extensively detailed...unexpectedly addictive." (The Wall Street Journal)

"With a cinematic approach befitting its eclectic cast of characters, the perceptive read…is rife with Byzantine-like intrigue, character clashes and broken dreams.” (USA Today)