Evan Williams, Co-founder, Twitter
Biz Stone, Co-founder, Twitter
Brad Stone, Senior Writer, BusinessWeek - Moderator
Twitter founders Williams and Stone will open up and answer our questions about the site that has the whole world chirping. A year after launching in 2006, Twitter had just a few thousand users and a quirky name. Now, the site has more than 160 million users who send nearly 100 million messages a day. The Twittersphere is flooded with the real-time updates by everyone from your 80-year-old grandmother to Iranian political protestors, Top Chefs, best-selling authors and uber-celebs seeking the Twitter crown. How did a social network based on tweets, or "short bursts of information," become the preferred voice for so many around the globe? Is Twitter the evolution of mobile messaging and news consumption and/or a soapbox for the world's attention seekers? Hear the true Twitter tale, its evolution and future from the men behind the hashtag.
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Time: 6:15 check-in, 7 p.m. program, 8 p.m. VIP reception and party with the speakers
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