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Posts Tagged ‘@noah’

With @Ev AWOL, Is @Jack Putting The @Noah And @csshsh 2006 Twitter Dream Team Back Together?

This is nothing more than idle speculation.

(In fact, I’m not even sure if it’s as qualified as that.)

But here we go. There’s been a lot of negative buzz about Twitter this week, and a good chunk of it came from the ‘betrayal’ expressed in Business Insider’s interview with forgotten Twitter co-founder Noah Glass (which we documented here).

Here’s a thought: what if this story was leaked to prepare the way for the triumphant return of Glass and early days Twitter developer Florian Webber? What if Dorsey, now he’s returned to a position of power at Twitter, has decided to put the old team back together?

Baseless? Perhaps. Unsubstantiated? Maybe. But here’s the thing: both Glass and Webber are back in San Francisco today, right now, and Dorsey has just hooked up with one of them.

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Twitter’s Lost Co-Founder Noah Glass On Being Fired, Being Forgotten And Being Betrayed

Business Insider has an absolute humdinger of an interview with forgotten Twitter co-founder Noah Glass, where he speaks openly about his large part in the establishment of the Twitter platform, only to be pushed aside by Evan Williams.

Back in 2006, Glass and Williams were co-founders of Odeo, a podcasting platform, which suddenly looked like a terrible idea when Apple’s iTunes came along. Williams asked his team to come up with a different idea.

Alongside current Twitter Executive Chairman Jack Dorsey and developer Florian Webber. Glass created Twitter – he came up with the name (confirmed by Williams last night on Twitter here) – and Williams liked the product enough to put Glass in charge. Soon, it became his obsession, and Glass wanted to spin Twitter off from Odeo as its own company.

A few months later Williams, frustrated and tired of Odeo, bought the assets of the company back from the investors. Those assets included Twitter, Odeo was renamed Obvious, and Williams promptly fired Glass.

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