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  • I was all set to hate, or at least scoff at, Twitter when it launched, especially because it was called "twttr" and it just seemed to me like "West Coast Dodgeball".

    Consider Twitter - Anil Dash

  • The original product name / codename "twttr" was inspired by Flickr and the fact that American SMS shortcodes are five characters.

    xian's running monolog

  • Just setting up my twttr, Dorsey wrote in the first message posted on the 140-character system on 21 March 2006.

    Jack Dorsey | MediaGuardian 100 2011

  • Upon seeing twttr in the Summer of 2006 following a comment conversation with Biz Stone on Blogger,

    As It Turns Three, What Is Twitter To You?

  • At least twttr was better than one of the first names they were considering for it: twitch.

    Alphabet of Computing

  • That's not a typo - twttr was the original codename for the project (inspired by Flickr).

    Alphabet of Computing

  • Jack Dorsey on March 21, 2006: "just setting up my twttr."

    Alphabet of Computing

  • There's the first tweet ever from Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey: "just setting up my twttr"

    Twitter archive lands in nation's library

  • Some good twttr powertips here by Chris Penn: "Use a plugin like Feed Wordpress to auto-blog things in your best of Twitter feed." posted by redbarren at 6: 24 PM

    And now there is geo-twittering.

  • Wouldnt it be funny if twttr became bigger than Odeo, similar to Evan's last venture Pyra Labs - which incubated Blogger as a side project that then became the main game: Being bought by Google and used by (millions?)

    Archive 2006-07-01


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  • That's like saying Adam was apple-picker to the world.

    November 12, 2013

  • technically, tweet's are to the world.

    November 11, 2013

  • To whom was he tweeting?

    November 11, 2013

  • the first tweet was Jack Dorsey. "just setting up my twttr"

    November 11, 2013