Liz Gannes

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Left-out Twitter Co-Creator Noah Glass Speaks Up

There’s nothing like success to attract people sharing the credit, and today Evan Williams gets some of what Mark Zuckerberg’s been dealing with–but with a bit more credibility. In a story about Twitter’s origins, Business Insider has a rare and captivating interview with Noah Glass, a little-acknowledged and somewhat bitter co-creator. Glass, however, has not sought notoriety, nor is he suing Twitter for leaving him out, having “received a certain amount of equity” after bringing his grievances to the company. To be fair, Glass’s role was acknowledged in recently reinstated co-founder Jack Dorsey’s retelling of the company’s history on its fifth birthday.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald