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Googler Waxes Poetic About Twitter, the ‘Benjamin Button of Startups’

Mr. Petrov (Photo: G+)

Tech writing can sometimes lack a certainĀ je ne sais quois. Pumped with technical jargon like so many steroids pulsing through the blood of Lance Armstrong, it can be difficult to make product reviews and spec reports as moving as a piece of literature.

But goddammit if Googler Andrey Petrov isn’t going to try.

On his Google+ page, Mr. Petrov–a software engineer at the GOOG–penned a heartfelt ode to the rise and fall of the mighty Twitter. What might become of a once-great startup that turned a blind eye to the suffering of its outside developers, allowing the very API lifeblood they require to survive to dry up like a rain drop on hot summer pavement?

Mr. Petrov knows. Relax, pull up a chair beside the fireplace and allow him to regale you. Read More