Roughly four years, 145 million users and 300,000 third-party applications later, I wonder what it’s worth today, particularly given the fact that the Twitter website still draws a massive crowd according to the same Williams.
I have no idea who the domain name belonged to before Williams bought it, or what is was used for (update: see comments if you care about knowing that sort of thing).
If you’d like to read more on the early days of Twitter, here’s a good place to start.
What’s the most you’ve ever paid for a domain name?
Originally from Nebraska, Evan Williams co-founded Pyra Labs to make project management software. A note-taking feature spun off as Blogger, one of the first web applications. Williams left Google in October 2004 to co-found Odeo. In late 2006, Williams co-founded Obvious Corp with Biz Stone and other former Odeo employees. Obvious has acquired all previous properties of Odeo, including Odeo and Twitter, another project started by Williams. On October 4, 2010, Ev Williams stepped down from his role...