英语听力 学英语,练听力,上听力课堂! 注册 登录
> 在线听力 > 英语高级听力 > 趣谈英语 >  第8课

趣谈英语:关于推特-Twitter Was Born from a Hackathon

所属教程:趣谈英语

浏览:

xijijun

2016年07月10日

手机版
扫描二维码方便学习和分享
https://online2.tingclass.net/lesson/shi0529/0009/9833/8.mp3
http://image.tingclass.net/statics/js/2012
Pre-Listening Vocabulary

hack: a smart solution to a difficult problem (hackathon: a set period where people try to think of ideas to solve a problem)

podcast: a series of online audio recordings that one can subscribe to

passionate: having great interest

investor: a person who lends money in exchange for future profits

microblog: a platform in which people publish short updates regularly

prototype: an example of a future product in the form of a model

Twitter Was Born from a Hackathon

Did you know that the creators of Twitter once worked at Google? In 2005, Biz Stone and his co-worker Evan Williams left Google to start a podcasting business called Odeo. A lot ofinvestors were interested in their business. Unfortunately, Biz and Evan weren’t passionate about it. They knew they couldn’t work on a project that didn’t interest them, so theydecided to have a hackathon. For two weeks, the small group of Odeo employees worked in pair,s and tried to think of a new idea for a business. Biz Stone and Jack Dorsey came up with an idea for a microblogging service. They thought it would be fun to have an online service that let you see a short, simple status update of what your friends were doing. They built a prototype and presented it to the Odeo team. The team wasn’t that excited, but after a while they decided that it was the best idea. They began to work together on building Twitter.

内容来自 听力课堂网:http://www.tingclass.net/show-9833-368826-1.html
用手机学英语,请加听力课堂微信公众号:tingclass123
用户搜索

疯狂英语 英语语法 新概念英语 走遍美国 四级听力 英语音标 英语入门 发音 美语 四级 新东方 七年级 赖世雄 zero是什么意思

  • 频道推荐
  • |
  • 全站推荐
  • 广播听力
  • |
  • 推荐下载
  • 网站推荐