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Before Twitter was Twitter, Twitter was Twttr. And before that, Twitter was Odeo, a podcasting company.

Making sense of Twitter’s history is a bit like trying to follow a discussion on Twitter: It depends on who you listen to. 
What everyone agrees on is that it started out in 2005 as Odeo, a podcasting company founded by Evan Williams. When Apple iTunes moved into podcasting, Odeo found itself going nowhere fast, and so it needed to pivot. Here’s where it gets murky. The official story is that one of Odeo’s engineers, Jack Dorsey, had developed a messaging service that allowed instant updates; Williams gave back $5 million in seed capital he had raised to his investors, and Twttr (vowels were added later) was born…

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Before Twitter was Twitter, Twitter was Twttr. And before that, Twitter was Odeo, a podcasting company.

Making sense of Twitter’s history is a bit like trying to follow a discussion on Twitter: It depends on who you listen to. 

What everyone agrees on is that it started out in 2005 as Odeo, a podcasting company founded by Evan Williams. When Apple iTunes moved into podcasting, Odeo found itself going nowhere fast, and so it needed to pivot. Here’s where it gets murky. The official story is that one of Odeo’s engineers, Jack Dorsey, had developed a messaging service that allowed instant updates; Williams gave back $5 million in seed capital he had raised to his investors, and Twttr (vowels were added later) was born…

Read more and watch the video->

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