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).
Ev Williams is the Founder and CEO of Medium as well as the Founder of Blogger, and Co-founder of Twitter. He founded Blogger while working at Google, which he left Google in 2004 to launch the podcasting service Odeo. Twitter spun out from Odeo in 2006 as a side project. He makes systems that encourage typing and thinking and his ventures have connected billions of people along the way.
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..."