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.