Picture Of The Original Twitter Design From 2000

Back in 2000 Jack Dorsey signed up for a site called LiveJournal which led his trail of thought to something more instantaneous. After six years this resolved itself in to Twttr which, of course became our one and only Twitter. As Jack says on his Flickr post of 2006,

“The 6th year; the idea has finally solidified (thanks to the massively creative environment my employer Odeo provides) and taken a novel form. We’re calling it twttr (though this original rendering calls it stat.us”

Here’s what it was sketched out to look like in 2000

first ever twitter design

Uncannily similar in layout with the status bar featured in the centre and most recent, short updates showing underneath. Interesting to see Twitter was first thought of as ‘stat.us’

Read more on Jack Dorsey’s Fickr


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