Startup Advice From The Makers Of Twitter

Twitter is a really cool place to hang out. It’s where its 320 million active monthly users leave their thoughts in 140 characters or less. They live tweet award shows, sporting events, and even pre-recorded television shows (following #Ifyouaretheone while the dating show is playing on SBS 2 is comedy gold.) They discuss world affairs, current events, and break news before the mainstream networks do.

Twitter is a live feed of what the world is thinking – or at least the mobile connected world. It’s the social network that popularised concepts like favourites, follows, and the hashtag, helping to connect and strengthen disparate communities the world over.

At its heart, though, were four guys: Evan, Biz, Noah and Jack. They didn’t really know what they were doing – just that they’d built something cool, something that was worth pouring their hearts into.

Evan Williams, Biz Stone, Jack Dorsey
Evan Williams, Biz Stone, Jack Dorsey

In 2006, the year before the first iPhone was released, the world met Twitter.

Over time, huge personalities took to it.

Celebrities, politicians, business leaders and organisations have Twitter accounts – it’s one of the first things you get when you launch your brand online.

Recently Twitter turned ten and popular podcast The Nerdist interviewed three of its founders about the Twitter journey.

It’s worth a listen, particularly if you’re trying to create something or would one day like to.

Chris Hardwick, the Nerdist host, asks the team about what they would tell someone trying to found a product or a start up. Jack Dorsey, who has the best hair in social media, pretty much says that you just have to go for it, follow your heart and be emotionally invested because if you’re going to make it, it’s your devotion that will get you over the line.

[clickToTweet tweet=”Believing in their product and following their hearts changed the world. ” quote=”Believing in their product and following their hearts changed the world. ” theme=”style1″] Listen to the podcast here:

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