Monday, March 18, 2013

Video: Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey, St. Louis Native, Talks Childhood On 60 Minutes

Posted By on Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 11:50 AM

click to enlarge Jack Dorsey, future mayor of... - VIA CBSNEWS.COM

We can thank the St. Louis emergency dispatch center for Twitter.

The national spotlight was on St. Louis last night with a 60 Minutes interview, full video on view below, of Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter who grew up here and who apparently got his inspiration for Twitter by listening to the local police scanner when he was young.

"They're always talking about where they're going, what they're doing and where they currently are and that is where the idea for Twitter came," he told CBS' Lara Logan. "Now, we all have these cell phones. We had text messaging, and suddenly we can update where I was, what I'm doing, where I'm going, how I feel. And then it would go out to the entire world."

Despite his upbringing in St. Louis, and its role in inspiring Twitter, Dorsey's mayoral ambitions -- the biggest national news to come out of the interview -- are set on New York City.

But we'll try not to let that small detail spoil our St. Louis pride!

And we can still ask:

Here's the full video.

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