Hatching Twitter

  • by Nick Bilton
  • Narrated by Daniel May
  • 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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?
With unprecedented access to some of the major players in this unique drama, acclaimed New York Times business and technology columnist Nick Bilton chronicles the key figures who helped build the company, and who ultimately struggled to manage the influence and power they had been handed.
A business story like no other, it will shock, inspire and expose. Or, in 140 characters, 'The Twitter Story: How a company built on betrayal & battles for power became a multibillion dollar business & accidentally changed the world.


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What made the experience of listening to Hatching Twitter the most enjoyable?

This was a fascinating read. I feel so bad for Noah Glass, and I wonder if Jack Dorsey is really as horrible a human being as he is portrayed as?

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- Ulrik


Would you try another book written by Nick Bilton or narrated by Daniel May?

This book is all about moaning little children, emotional unstable personalities. In other words it is from begin till the end unworthy. It seems to tell more about the negativisme of the author.It is impossible that Twitter would have arrived the company it is, with such a bunch of unstable little children.I started the book out of interest in what inspired and moved the creators of Twitter. An interest in the business. I haven't found any of that. For all positive thinking people: don't waste a minute of your attention to this book.Just gossipy people may like it.What publisher could be so foolish to publish such pulp?

What could Nick Bilton have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

An author chooses the setting: this was just about emotionally adrift silly mentals.That is not a way to write; it is the author who chooses to write that way.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

pure waste of time and attention for anybody with a proper interest in the Twitter company

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- Frodo & Co

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-11-2013
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton