On the service’s multiple origin stories.Excerpted from Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal.
Following two leading figures of the #BlackLivesMatter movement through five months of protests.
A French reporter went undercover as potential “caliphette” and recieved a marriage proposal from a senior ISIS commander.
A profile of the internet’s poet, Patricia Lockwood.
On the late singer Judee Sill, the virtual cemetery site Find a Grave, and memorials in the age of the Twitter RIP.
How a burgeoning tech workforce swallowed San Francisco.
A rape case in which most of the evidence lies in the archives of Twitter and Instagram divides a football-crazed town of 18,400.
A story written about Twitter and one its founders, Evan Williams, when the company’s chief source of revenue was subletting desks in their partially filled office.
A profile of Jack Dorsey, co-founder (and displaced CEO) of Twitter. Dorsey’s latest venture, a mobile credit card system called Square that only officially launched in February 2011, already processes more than a million transactions per day.
How a journalism professor named Dan Sinker became the most entertaining part of the Chicago mayoral race.