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Great Moments in Naming: Twitter


Interviewed by Maureen Dowd in The New York Times, Isaac (“Biz”) Stone, the co-inventor of Twitter, explained the name this way:

 "We had a lot of words like “Jitter” and things that reflected a hyper-nervousness. Somebody threw “Twitter” in the hat. I thought, “Oh, that’s the short trivial bursts of information that birds do.”

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