Twitter co-founder Evan Williams talks with Federated Media's John Battelle at the Web 2.0 Summit about current trends on the Internet and the future of one of the most popular social web services online.
John Battelle is an entrepreneur, journalist, professor, and author. Currently founder and chairman of Federated Media Publishing, he is also a founder and executive producer of conferences in the media, technology, communications, and entertainment industries as well as "band manager" with BoingBoing.net.
Previously, Battelle was founder, chairman, and CEO of Standard Media International (SMI), publisher of The Industry Standard and TheStandard.com. Prior to founding The Standard, Battelle was a co-founding editor of Wired magazine and Wired Ventures.
He is the author of The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture (Portfolio, 2005).
Evan Williams helped create two of the biggest services on the Internet—Blogger, which he ran for four years before its sale to Google in 2003, and Twitter, where he was CEO for two years and now serves on the board of directors. Twitter was one of the first projects spun out by The Obvious Corporation, an Internet incubator that Williams cofounded with Biz Stone and Jason Goldman in 2006 and where he now serves as CEO. Obvious is currently launching a new collaborative publishing platform called Medium, now in private beta testing. Raised on a family farm in Nebraska, Williams has been recognized by Inc. as one of the “Entrepreneurs of the Decade.” He has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and was included on Time’s list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.”
Especially loved these 2 comments:
"When people come to Twitter, unless they have been evangelized by somebody, they often are confused. They end up following Senator McCain or Britney Spears."
"Well that would confuse anyone..."