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Twitter Development History in 3 minute and 53 seconds!

Twitter Development History in 3 minute and 53 seconds!

Twitter HistoryI know the title was a bit tricky, but this is about a quick video which walk through the Twitter development history from April 2006 to January 2010 made by a twitter development team member Ben Sandofsky. The video was made using Code Swarm Software (an open source code available here) to cleanly visualize the development history of twitter with the people who were involved in the development of twitter from the day 1 to the present day. It also shows the frequency of languages and type of scripts used. The projects include the main Ruby app, Flock, the streaming API, and mobile site.

Short Info about the Twitter Founders

Twitter was founded by 3 great developers ; Jack DorseyBiz Stone, and Evan Williams in March 2006  but it was officially launched for public in July 2006.

  • Jack Dorsey is the Co-founder and Chairman of  Twitter who is also the CEO of  “Square” which is the PayPal like payment service for smartphones.
  • Evan Williams is a famous blogger and also the founder of Pyra Labs and many other internet companies. He is the creator of  the famous blogging software Blogger (Blogspot) which was later bought by Google in 2003.  At Twitter he is currently the CEO.
  • IsaacBiz” Stone is a co-founder and Creative Director of Twitter, Inc and also helped to create and launch Xanga, Blogger, Odeo, and Obvious. You can read more about him here.

The small dot particles in the below video shows languages like Ruby, Javascript, Scalia, HTML/CSS used and Tests performed. Go ahead and enjoy the Twitter History:

Twitter Code Swarm from Ben Sandofsky on Vimeo.

Wondering how many of you use Twitter seriously and do let share something about twitter which is new to us?

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  • Jitendra

    Nice Info! good post!

  • fareed@smashblogtips

    Twitter is great, In end of 2007, about 500,000 tweets per quarter were posted, By the end of 2008, 100 million tweets per quarter were posted, in 2009-2 billion tweets, in 2010- 4 billion tweets…..typically people write about 65 million Twitter posts a day

  • Akshay

    nyc post
    an ya twitter is great

  • Sreejesh

    Hmmm.. You are absolutely right!! Twitter is the only place where you can get access to white colar profiles and many great people. I was amazed when I found Obama and Bill gates :)

    Hey guys, If you like my post, then you can follow me @TechGyo :)

  • Vishal Sanjay @ Dumb Little Blogger

    Wonderful post Sreejesh!! Twitter is quiet a success story, but I also see it as a marketing case study as there are many secrets behind its marketing strategies.

  • jaganmangat

    twitter is the only place where you can find real and verified public profiles of celebrities,leaders and other famous people.Its just amazing,the guys you follow,you get all of their updates from them…on your homepage….!!!


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