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Posts Tagged ‘Evan Williams’

Twitter Co-Founder Doesn’t Care That Instagram Has More Users

Twitter Co-Founder Doesn’t Care That Instagram Has More Users

This week Instagram passed Twitter for total number of active users, registering 300 million to Twitter’s 284 million.

As I wrote in my post, it’s a big deal inasmuch as the active user number is easily the most reported metric for all social platforms. Lots of people seem to really care about it. But here’s one person who doesn’t: Twitter co-founder Evan Williams.

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Twitter Co-founder Evan Williams Talks Early Internet And Obvious Corp [VIDEO]

Did you know that Twitter co-founder Evan Williams is from Nebraska?

Okay, have you ever seen a video of him pitching a “how to use the Internet program” in the 90s? You will now!

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Twitter’s Dream Metric Is Not Followers – It’s How Many People Saw Your Tweet, Says Cofounder

Since Twitter first opened its doors to the public back in July 2006, pretty much everybody has been obsessed with a single number – namely, how many followers do you have?

Attractive as large follower counts can look, they are, and always have been, a false metric. Easily gamed (or bought), follower counts are, in many cases, indicative of nothing, and they certainly do not tell us anything about a user’s actual influence.

So there has to be a better way to do this… right?

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Twitter Co-Founders Talk API, Obvious Corp And Medium At TechCrunch Disrupt

Biz Stone and Evan Williams were on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt to talk about their new publishing platform, Medium and, of course, their cleverly named company Obvious Corp (obviously).

And they also talked Twitter for a bit. They discussed their lack of a business model for a good stretch of time, and they also touched on THE topic among Twitter developers: Twitter’s API.

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Twitter Co-founders Back Fake Meat Company

The guys from Obvious Corp (aka Twitter co-founders, Biz Stone and Evan Williams) are backing an interesting venture: fake meat.

It looks like meat, it smells like meat, heck it even qualifies as a solid source of protein, but it isn’t meat! And it also isn’t soylent green, so push that 1970′s movie out of your mind.

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Twitter Co-Founders Preview @Medium Project, Propose To Rethink Online Publishing

Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone have been busy bees at Obvious, the umbrella corporation they founded to “do various things”, one of which was a secret project that Williams hinted at back in March of last year.

Yesterday, Williams announced Medium, a new tool that aims to rethink online publishing and allow people to “choose the level of contribution they prefer”.

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Twitter Co-founder’s Plans To Rebuild Home Ticks Off Neighbors

Twitter co-founder, Evan Williams, is not making a lot of friends in his neighborhood lately. With plans to tear down and rebuild his $3 million dollar home, he seems to making quite a few enemies – 240 of them and counting.
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Twitter’s Evan Williams On The Five Easy Pieces Of Online Identity

Over on his personal blog, Twitter’s Evan Williams has written a very detailed post that compiles his thoughts on what he calls The Five Easy Pieces Of Online Identity.

It’s a lengthy read, but worth a moment of your time as there might be clues here about the direction Williams is taken with his new (and currently very hush-hush) start-up project.

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Evan Williams: I’m Not Leaving Twitter, But I Do Have A Secret Side Project Underway

Yesterday I wrote about Jack Dorsey’s return to Twitter as Executive Chairman, and proposed that this new appointment (amongst other developments at Twitter) didn’t leave a lot of room for Evan Williams, who I speculated might be on his way out.

Tuesday evening, Williams addressed some of these issues in his personal blog, but although he remains bullish on Twitter’s future, I’m still not convinced it’s something in which he is going to be playing a major role.

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Define Irony: The People That Built Twitter Don’t Really Know What It Is (Or How To Use It)

One of the curios of Twitter is that despite how far the platform has developed since its inception in 2006, the co-founders of the network – that is, Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone and Evan Williams – aren’t exactly de facto examples of good practices when it comes to using the product that they built.

In fact, a lot of the time, both on and off Twitter, they come across as a little awkward.

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