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Twitter Founders Discuss The Origin Of The Name With Jimmy Fallon

@Biz and @EV say "Twitch" and "Jitter" were considered

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Last night, Twitter founders Evan Williams (@EV) and Biz Stone (@Biz) were guests on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and pair discussed the origins of the Twitter name, and a few that didn’t quite make the cut.

According to Biz Stone, the names that were initially kicked around were, "Jitter" and "Twitch", but those seem to much like a "drug addict". They wanted a name that depicted speed/urgency, so they happened to look in a thesaurus and Twitter was mentioned along with the other possible names… and the rest, as they say, is history. (You can watch the interview for yourself below)

Do you think Twitter would be as popular with a name like "Jitter" or "Twitch"? Tell us what you think.

Twitter Founders Discuss The Origin Of The Name With Jimmy Fallon
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    …a little bird told me a secret.