Al Gore Got Drunk, Almost Bought Twitter: Book

'Hatching Twitter' shares tipsy tale
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Oct 19, 2013 12:17 PM CDT

(Newser) – He might not have invented the Internet, but according to Al Gore, he got pretty close to buying one of the Internet’s most popular websites back in 2009.

  • Gore: "My partner Joel Hyatt and I, back when I was with Current TV, which we founded, tried to buy Twitter. ... It’s become a global utility. It’s a great business."
But that’s only the tip of the iceberg. A new book called Hatching Twitter reveals some background information behind the social media giant’s failed business deal. According to an excerpt published in the New York Times magazine, Gore and his business partner Hyatt had a few too many to drink before they met the Twitter co-founders at a hotel in San Francisco.

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