Maureen Dowd talks to the founders of Twitter:
Alfred Hitchcock would have loved the Twitter headquarters here. Birds gathering everywhere, painted on the wall in flocks, perched on the coffee table, stitched on pillows and framed on the wall with a thought bubble asking employees to please tidy up after themselves.
In a droll nod to shifting technology, there’s a British red telephone booth in the loftlike office that you are welcome to use but you’ll have to bring in your cellphone.
I was here on a simple quest: curious to know if the inventors of Twitter were as annoying as their invention.
I sat down with Biz Stone, 35, and Evan Williams, 37, and asked them to justify themselves.
As if justifying themselves to MoDowd was something that the guys behind one of the fastest growing phenomena on the Internet even need to worry about doing.
Take a look at a few of Dowd’s questions:
ME: Did you know you were designing a toy for bored celebrities and high-school girls?
As opposed to The New York Times Op-Ed page, which seems to be a toy for bored Ivy Leaguers ?
ME: Was there anything in your childhood that led you to want to destroy civilization as we know it?
Yes, Maureen, we’re all wondering that about you.
ME: I would rather be tied up to stakes in the Kalahari Desert, have honey poured over me and red ants eat out my eyes than open a Twitter account. Is there anything you can say to change my mind?
Believe me Maureen, there are a lot of people out there who would prefer Option One to Option Two.
Does she really get paid for writing this drivel ?