Six years after sketching an image in 2000, the Twitter founder wrote “I’m happy this idea has taken root; I hope it thrives. Some things are worth the wait”.
It has been a tumultuous couple of days for Twitter shares, which jumped on rumours that co-founder and interim chief executive Jack Dorsey would be imminently and officially appointed to the top job, before tumbling when no such announcement came forth.
During the speculation, an old note scribbled by Dorsey reemerged on social media, harking back to the Twitter founder’s early dreams for the website.
Alongside the image – uploaded by Dorsey to Flickr in 2006 and simply titled “twttr sketch” – he details the process it took to create Twitter and doodles what he originally imaged the website would look like.
Dorsey describes the idea he had in July 2000, while living in Oakland, California and “starting a company to dispatch couriers, taxis, and emergency services from the web”, to create a “real-time, up-to-date, from the road” live status updating tool.
Dorsey was fired from Twitter in 2008 over his management style, founded another company (the payments processor Square, which he still runs) and returned to Twitter several years later.
Now, despite his history, Twitter investors see him as the visionary that can take the social network to its next phase.
To borrow Dorsey’s words, maybe some things are worth the wait.