Saturday, February 28, 2009

Andreeson on Twitter

- new kind of messaging
- half sms or half txting.
- limited at 140 characters
- subscribe to followers
- finally growing vertically,

- many uses/apis/ecosystem: news, videos, search

- real time electronic message system

- why did he invest?
1) evan williams/blogger and odeo for podcasting (failed; gave money back to investors)
2) side project spun out - twitter and took off.

- twitter is viral and would/could get big (e/g paypal are smart; peter thiel knows that concept)

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