He Broke Turkish Twitter - Abhijit Mehta

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Kevin Riggle interviews Abhijit Mehta, who tells how one tiny dot made almost made a massive difference to Twitter's Turkish ad revenue.

Abhijit's Twitter: https://twitter.com/AbhijitCMehta
Abhijit's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mehtaabhijit/

Chapters:
  • (00:00) - Intro
  • (01:25) - How did you find yourself in a place where you could break production?
  • (08:53) - Akamai & the 'aha' moments of product development
  • (15:30) - Google & the Google culture
  • (17:35) - Twitter & what's the difference between brand ads and direct-response ads?
  • (23:58) - How Twitter made its money
  • (27:58) - Re-architecting the fundamental ad platform at Twitter
  • (32:35) - "We had to be really careful!"
  • (34:48) - "There's something really weird happening in Turkey"
  • (37:49) - The meaning of scale
  • (41:02) - "Well we'd thought of all the horses, so we started looking for zebras"
  • (43:48) - "So here's what happened"
  • (49:30) - "So this will work fine almost everywhere"
  • (53:51) - How do you roll things like this out safely?
  • (59:56) - "In general I'm an optimist, there's exciting things to come"
  • (01:03:52) - Thanks & CTAs

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