Monday, March 30, 2009

Twitter by its Founder

Well, it's true, he doesn't have a great stage presence or public speaking skills, but the presentation is a good introduction to how Twitter came to be, where it's at now although it doesn't fully explain the potential of existing applications/use or the ones to come...

Still, it's only 8 minutes of your time, and I'm sure you'll learn one or two new pieces of information you can use in a conversation around the water cooler tomorrow :-)


Why you should listen to him according to the source site of the following video:

Evan Williams:
Twitter co-founder

Evan Williams is the co-founder of Twitter, the addictive messaging service that connects the world 140 characters at a time.

Why you should listen to him:

Evan Williams helps the world answer the question "What are you doing?" Twitter, the tiny, free world-changing app Williams helped launch, has become a vital connector of people and communities (as well as a fantastic way to keep up with Shaq and Demi Moore).

Before Williams worked on Twitter, he was part of a previous revolution in mass communication, Blogger, while working at Google. He left Google in 2004 to launch the podcasting service Odeo, and Twitter spun out from this in 2006 as a side project based on an idea of Jack Dorsey's.

"Williams has a knack for figuring out how people want to keep in touch—even before they seem to know it themselves."

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