How Twitter got its first users?

Twitter MVP

Twitter started as twttr. It was a text messages broadcasting app by people from Odeo.

Odeo was Noah Glass' podcast platform. When Apple launched iTunes, Odeo began to fall rapidly – nobody needed a podcasts-only app. Glass and his team started organizing hackatons to save the business. One of Odeo's workers, Jack Dorsey, came up with the idea of twttr, a new Odeo's product. Glass liked and supported that.

At first, twttr was meant for teamwork and internal communication, but soon media like TechCrunch picked up the trace. It gave twttr its first thousands of users. Once the guys bought the domain, they changed their product's name to Twitter as we know it today.


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