Twitter founders flew through a series of naming conventions before eventually perching on its well-known brand. And yes, Smssy was one of the options.
Search the Web by smell, Maps gets a pirate-themed overhaul, and Twitter starts charging for vowels, in our April Fools' roundup.
This year's batch of springtime hijinks from the greater tech community includes the usual onslaught from Google, along with notable entrants from Nokia, Twitter, and even Wolfram Alpha.
On March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey posted these fateful words: 'just setting up my twttr.' Now, there's a billion tweets every three days, and Twitter is bigger and better than ever.
On its seventh birthday, the social networking giant is celebrating having surpassed 200 million active users and 400 million daily tweets. Plus a long list of other accomplishments.
As Twitter announces plans to go public, an IM conversation from 2006 between Twitter co-founders offers a glimpse at how the social network got started.
In advance of pricing its IPO, and actually going public, Twitter releases a video that makes its best case for why investors should buy its shares.
Mobile ads can talk back to you, Aereo's streaming TV service could be making new friends, and Google is king of the clowns on April Fools' Day.
Within 30 minutes of launch, many of the elements that make Twitter what it is today were already in evidence. Join us for a quick look back to the very beginning.