First the Tech God, created blogging and he saw that it was good, but it wasn’t enough. So then, the Tech God created micro-blogging and Twitter was born. But then he thought is Twitter good enough? So then, he decided to go open source and made Identi.ca
Okay, so the Tech God didn’t make Identi.ca (or anything else), it’s actually a creation by Evan Prodromou as an open source alternative to Twitter for users that are frustrated by Twitters frequent service outages. Who doesn’t love seeing the failwhale art (birds lifting a whale for those that have been under a rock) on Twitters website once in awhile? It seems Evan Prodromou for one.
Amazon.com founder, president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board, Jeff Bezos through Bezos Expeditions (his investment company) has invested in Twitter and just accepted a seat on their board of directors. readwriteweb.com says, “the money will be spent on building up its infrastructure and reliability to become the communications utility it needs to be before it can become profitable.” | The addition of Jeff Bezos as an advisor is a big deal for Twitter. On their blog, they says he is more than “an investor and advisor because he is also an inspiration.” They go on to say that, “Jeff's attention to business process details and distinctive, "honk-like laugh" are similarly admirable traits as far as we're concerned.”