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This Week in IT History: "inviting coworkers"

What does "inviting coworkers" mean? Probably not much. And it pales in comparison to messages as impactful or important as "Mr. Watson. Come here. I need you!" and Armstrong's "One small step..." Still, it's the first message Jack Dorsey sent out and maybe history will see it differently decades from now.

But we're getting ahead of ourselves, for it was this week in 2006 that that message was even possible because Dorsey had conceptualized something as simple as 140-character status messsages sent out over the Web or through smartphones in a service he originally dubbed "Stat.us." Upon debut, the service we'd eventually come to know as the ubiquitous Twitter was a simple way of just shouting out one's existence to the world, but it has proven to be an important communication tool during times of crisis. Social networking, indeed.

BTW, would love a follow. I'm @domingophoto.

Posted by Michael Domingo on 03/13/2011 at 11:59 AM

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