Noah Glass

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Noah Glass
Noah Glass

OccupationTechnology entrepreneur
Known forCofounding Twitter and Odeo

Noah Glass is an American technology entrepreneur and software developer, whose early work included launching Twitter and Odeo, a podcasting company that closed in 2017.[1][2] Glass is credited for coining the name "Twitter", which began as "Twttr".[3][4]


After leaving Industrial Light & Magic, Glass worked on several projects with Marc Canter, founder of MacroMind which later became Macromedia, birthplace of the Shockwave multimedia platform.[5]

He later developed an app that allowed a user to enter an audio blog entry from a remote cell phone location. His small start-up, known as AudBlog, was eventually folded into a partnership with Evan Williams, of Blogger. The duo then created Odeo, a podcasting company.[6][4]

In 2006, while with Odeo, Glass helped to create and develop the seed idea for what would eventually become known as Twitter. Not only was he the prime motivating force leading to its eventual development, Glass is acknowledged as being responsible for coining the name "Twitter", which began as the abbreviated version, "Twttr".[7] In the book, Hatching Twitter, by Nick Bilton, Glass is given credit as being a Twitter co-founder,[8] having helped realize the idea, and designing some of its core features.[9][10]


  1. ^ "Is Noah Glass Twitter's Long Lost Winklevoss?". Fast Company. 2011-04-13. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  2. ^ Madrigal, Alexis C. (2011-04-14). "Twitter's Fifth Beatle Tells His Side of the Story". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2023-03-12.
  3. ^ "How to make money on social media while influencing people". Retrieved 2023-03-12.
  4. ^ a b Statt, Nick (2015-10-05). "To Twitter CEO and back again: a timeline of Jack Dorsey's rise". The Verge. Retrieved 2023-03-12.
  5. ^ "The Story Of Twitter's Four Founders And How They Changed The World Of Micro-Blogging". 2016-03-21. Retrieved 2023-03-12.
  6. ^ "Twitter's Growth Engine: A 3-Step Journey Scaling to $44 Billion". Retrieved 2023-03-12.
  7. ^ Levy, Steven. "Startup T2 Wants to Terminate Twitter". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2023-03-12.
  8. ^ Bilton, Nick (9 October 2013). "All Is Fair in Love and Twitter". New York Times Magazine. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  9. ^ Carlson, Nicholas (13 April 2011). "An Interview With Twitter's Forgotten Founder, Noah Glass". Business Insider. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  10. ^ Carlson, Nicholas (13 April 2011). "The Real History Of Twitter". Business Insider. Retrieved 19 September 2011.

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