Here’s an intriguing story for a Friday afternoon. The inventor of Twitter – Jack Dorsey – is working on a new project, and provided the following sound bite while at a tweetup in his native St Louis earlier today: “I came back to St. Louis to find the next thing, and I found it.”
According to The Riverfront Times in St. Louis, Dorsey didn’t provide much detail, but added the new to-be-named project would focus on the same “three concepts (of Twitter): immediacy, transparency and approachability,” though for a different target audience.
The tweetup took place at Webster University, and you can see some of the crowd reaction by searching the hashtag #jackatwebster
) to Evan Williams last year and according to most reports, no longer plays a prominent role in day-to-day operations at the company. Thus, his new endeavor is likely much more than a side project and something to watch closely as more details emerge.
We also note that The Onion deserves credit for first breaking this story, reporting back in June that Dorsey was working on a “mind numbingly useless” new site
Twitter Inventor: I’ve Found The Next Big Thing