Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Twitter co founder Biz Stone talks a BILLION dollar idea w/ NPR

The ultimate of cool Biz Stone sat down with NPR just a few days ago to talk how an idea about a microsite has now become a world wide phenom.. amongst other things..


Now, the game where we take people who have done great things and ask them to do a silly thing. Namely, a game called Not My Job. Back in 2006, Biz Stone and his friends had an idea. They spent about two weeks programming it, and launched the micro blogging site Twitter, which is why you haven't gotten any work done since.

(Soundbite of laughter)

SAGAL: Biz Stone, welcome to WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!

(Soundbite of applause)

Mr. BIZ STONE (Co-founder, Twitter): Thank you.

SAGAL: All right. So, take us back to the moment when Twitter was invented. You guys were sitting around some office, I assume, and you said to yourselves, wow, you know, we are having 30 to 120 seconds of uninterrupted attention, we need to break it up.

(Soundbite of laughter)

Mr. STONE: No, it was more along the lines of we working on a project that nobody cared about, and we wanted to work on something that we thought was fun. So we switched to Twitter. And everyone told us it was the stupidest idea in the world. And weirdly enough, people were like, what's this thing that's so horrible? Could somebody tell me about this, I'd like to hear about it? And we grew because of it.

Full Interview Here

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