Jack Dorsey Explains the Beginning of Twitter
The Los Angeles Times has a very nice post on how Jack Dorsey and his pals started Twitter. It's an interesting read, especially when he details the inspiration behind it all. Believe it or not, his first thoughts revolved around bicycle messengers, and their status. He also goes into detail on how they decided on the name as well. He says the name Twitter means "a short burst of inconsequential information". That may be the best explanation of what Twitter is!
This is just another example of how some folks can take a very simple thought and turn it into the next big thing.