Photos From The Now-Infamous ‘Twitterati’ Party At A Night Club In Vegas

Twitterati party at Blush Nightclub
Twitter’s ex-CEO, Evan Williams, at the #Twitterati party

[credit provider=”Bryan Schnizter/Wynn PR” url=”http://www.surrendernightclub.com/flash/index.php”]

We heard from one former Twitter employee that the reason some engineers and executives have quit the company so soon after joining is that working there is something of a popularity contest.The best anecdote our source gave us to illustrate this problem was a story about how, in October 2010, top Twitter executives Jason Goldman, Ev Williams and Biz Stone hosted a “#Twitterati” party at a Las Vegas club called Blush.

It was not a company event, and not everyone from the company was invited. That was fine. The problem was that it wasn’t just top executives that were. Some of the people that went were assistants and other “random employees” who seemed to be mostly attractive young women.

After the event went down, there was enough bad blood at Twitter over the party and who was and was not invited, that it became the main topic of the company’s next all-employee meeting. Several disgruntled employees stood up to complain that the party tarnished Twitter’s brand. One employee said that their family’s well-being depended on the success of Twitter, and that this was an assault on it. 

Las Vegas Weekly has a great collection of 50 photos from the event, which you should see. They were taken by noted Vegas photographer, Bryan Schnizter. 

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