Hatching Twitter Review: The tale behind 140 characters

“’The light chirping sound made by certain birds.’ Noah’s heart started to pound as he continued to read. ‘A similar sound, especially light, tremulous speech or laughter.’ This is it, he thought. ‘Agitation or excitement; flutter.’

A verb. Twitter.”

The origins of Twitter: four friends, one idea and a whole lot of betrayal.

Nick Bilton’s Hatching Twitter gives great insight to the beginnings of the social media phenomenon we know as Twitter.

In a story full of heartache and betrayal, Bilton remains the objective voice. He guides readers through the story, letting them make their own assumptions in the sticky tale of the four founders.

His narrative voice is interesting and, at times, humorous. The attention to detail and ease of setting a scene easily sucks the reader into the story.

Hatching Twitter is fantastic journalism. Bilton gained the trust of the founders and their friends and got access to the story behind the start up of Twitter. He writes a story worth telling that captivates the attention of readers.

This book is eye opening to the world of Twitter and a great read for anyone interested. Those who don’t know the story behind the social media sight will be pleasantly horrified at the “true story of money, power, friendship and betrayal.”

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About heatherrochon

I am a recent grad of creative writing and journalism. Right now, I'm working on book reviews and getting through life. Books, cats, and a nice cup of tea can get me through any day.
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