For the newbies on Twitter and for everyone else who are into Twitter and for those of you who are wondering who is behind this micro-blogging site and what is it really all about.Â We dug up a video from TED site for us to get a closer look at the man and one of the fastest growing social networking site.
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.
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.
In the year leading up to this talk, the web tool Twitter exploded in size (up 10x during 2008 alone). Co-founder Evan Williams reveals that many of the ideas driving that growth came from unexpected uses invented by the users themselves.