Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone discuss the social microblogging platform with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson.
Walter Isaacson is the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute based in Washington, DC. He has been the chairman and CEO of CNN and the editor of TIME magazine.
Biz Stone is co-founder of Twitter, the one-tomany network that is changing the way people communicate around the world. He has previously helped build other popular social media services such as Xanga, Blogger, and Odeo. And went on to publish two books about the origins and social significance of blogging: Who Let the Blogs Out? and Blogging: Genius Strategies for Instant Web Content.
Stone teaches an annual master class at Oxford's Saïd Business School. He shares much of what he has learned over the past decade as an advisor to startups such as answer community Fluther.com, travel service Trazzler.com which he co-founded, content encouragement service Plinky.com, and the non-profit organization Justgive.org.
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.
And you thought you were inconvenienced by Twitter's server maintenance? Twitter founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams discuss how the Iranian election riots nearly weren't broadcast over Twitter due to routine website maintenance.
The company postponed the scheduled downtime after being flooded with tweets, emails and calls -- including one from the State Department.