You’re watching my Twitter video

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My Twitter video. An inside look. Meet the team. 37 minutes of Twitter brilliance. Watch it.

You get to see the inside of Twitter’s headquarters. Filmed last Friday, the day after they got funding. Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, talks about funding for the first few minutes — we start the interview as Biz is on the move just as they were starting to celebrate Niall Kennedy’s birthday. I’ll watch the video right now and add a list of what’s discussed.

2:50: What is Twitter? (Biz)
3:20: TwitterVision (Biz)
4:10 Niall Kennedy‘s birthday and meet the Twitter team. (Biz and team)
5:27 Discussion of South Park’s role in Web world (a neighborhood in San Francisco that has a high concentration of startups). (Biz and Team)
6:08: You meet engineer Britt who talks about the infrastructure underneath Twitter and the problems scaling it and dealing with rapid growth. (Britt Selvitelle, developer).
8:02: who came up with Twitter? (Britt)
9:38: It was built in Ruby on Rails and Erlang. (Britt)
11:55: Scaling and fixing bugs. (Britt)
14:00 Were you surprised by the growth of Twitter? (Britt)
17:00 Who built the mobile Twitter? (Britt)
18:38 Meet Alex Payne. He maintains the API and works with third-party developers.
19:10 Demo of Twitter (Alex)
21:50 Using Twitter on cell phones and IM (Alex)
22:30 TwitterVision (Alex).
26:30 Discussion of TwitterFeed and LOLCats.
27:20 Answer to criticism of Twitter.
28:50 Twitter’s role during disasters.

73 thoughts on “You’re watching my Twitter video

  1. Nice video, but don’t forget a sound check for yourself. The entire interview was one sided because I couldn’t understand a single word you were saying. Just a note for next time.

  2. Nice video, but don’t forget a sound check for yourself. The entire interview was one sided because I couldn’t understand a single word you were saying. Just a note for next time.

  3. Robert~ I use a reader, and my favorite is Google Reader too, especially w/ the mobile version for my phone…

    I was mostly commenting because of my recent break from blogging, and then the return, and getting lots of posts from you (cool) but too many on Twitter and Facebook (IMO). I don’t need to break the J on my keyboard! ;)

  4. Robert~ I use a reader, and my favorite is Google Reader too, especially w/ the mobile version for my phone…

    I was mostly commenting because of my recent break from blogging, and then the return, and getting lots of posts from you (cool) but too many on Twitter and Facebook (IMO). I don’t need to break the J on my keyboard! ;)

  5. This was your best video yet Robert IMHO. You managed to squeeze some good information out of the Twitter guys and also gave us a good look inside the company. Thanks.

  6. This was your best video yet Robert IMHO. You managed to squeeze some good information out of the Twitter guys and also gave us a good look inside the company. Thanks.

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