I was thinking about how the inventor(s) came up with the name Twitter. Then, I thought about the word "twitter" itself and in doing so, I looked at the root of that word. And if you're having a hard time remembering your elementary school grammar/English class and what "root words" are I'll help you out. (I'm just that nice!) It's defined as follows:
noun (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed.
Therefore, if you take the word twitter and "remove the affixes," you get the word "twit." And, if you look at the definition of twit you get this:
twit–noun Informal. an insignificant or bothersome person.
Now, I know you're wondering where the heck this is going. I'm about to tell you! (Aren't you just SO excited and hanging on the edge of your seat?!?!)
Some people are sitting around talking about this idea where people can instantaneously let everyone in the world know what they are doing every moment of the day. Then they're thinking "Geez, these people must be twits in order to actually want to use this 'service'" Another person says, "OMG! (and they really say 'OMG' and not 'Oh my God' cause they're probably pre-pubescent teens who are now millionaires from coming up with this in the first place.) We should like call it like 'Twits-R-us' or like something like that!" (cause they can't quite say a full sentence without the required 10 'likes' in them)
Then another one says, "Let's just like call it like 'Twitter!'" Which a few kind of grumble about the suggestion and think it's too obvious that they're making fun of everyone who will use their site thus making the population not want to use their site and subsequently creating their inability to retire by 24. However, this brain trust couldn't think of anything better so, Twitter stuck.
Now, that's where we're at, a bunch of kids sitting around throwing about the word 'like' as if it was the Carbon Dioxide tearing apart our environment....oops! Guess not like that since they use that word WAY much more than the CO2 in the atmosphere. Anyway, you get my point. They come up with this idea, give it a silly name and then make TONS of money from it.
*whew* It's hard being me and thinking the way I do. Tiring, isn't it?! :oD