Where did the idea for Twitter come from? Who were the brainchildren behind the platform? How does a website explode once it’s released to the masses? They’re all great questions that will be answered during 60 Minutes on CBS Sunday night.
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey will be on the program tomorrow night to explain the inspiration behind Twitter.
What was it? Dorsey says listening to radio-calls between emergency dispatchers is what piqued his interest and gave him the spark to develop a simple model for short-form communication that eventually exploded into one of the most popular social networks and communication tools of today.
During the episode, Dorsey will talk about growing up in St. Louis and his move to San Francisco and what led to the creation of the 140-character medium that became Twitter. He’ll also talk about being forced out of the social-networking company (and his eventual return) as well as the founding of Square, one of the hottest companies in the mobile payments space.
Here’s a preview of the Sunday’s interview:
We are anxious to watch this episode because Twitter is the very reason we developed our website TweetBrander.com. Twitter has revolutionized how we communicate, gather information and share interests. And something tells me, Dorsey and his team are just getting started.