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The Iranian Revolution That Almost Wasn't (Tweeted)

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/07/07/Short_Messages_Big_Impact_Twitter_Founders_Biz_and_Ev 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. ----- Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone discuss the social microblogging platform with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson. This program was recorded in collaboration with the 2010 Aspen Ideas Festival, on July 7, 2010. Biz Stone is co-founder of Twitter, the one-too-many 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. Evan Williams is chairman and chief product officer of Twitter, Inc. Previously, he was co-founder and CEO of Pyra Labs, who created Blogger in 1999. In 2003, Blogger was purchased by Google, where Williams worked as a product and engineering manager until late 2004. Williams was raised on a farm in Nebraska and dropped out of college as a sophomore, prior starting his first Internet company in 1994. Walter Isaacson is the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute. He has been the Chairman and CEO of CNN and the Managing Editor of Time Magazine.
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