Friday, March 06, 2009
Obama Asks Twitter CEO Evan Williams for Economic Advice
From the start of his campaign, Barack Obama was touted as the tech-savvy candidate as he utilized social networking to generate enthusiastic support.
Now, Obama, the Commander in Chief, is turning to Evan Williams, the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Twitter, for advice on America's economy.
Ironically, Twitter is has enough of its own financial challenges to deal with.
Judging from Evan's White House Tweet, he was perplexed by Obama's invitation. He's not sure what he'll say when he arrives at 1500 Pennsylvania Ave.
Going to the White House tomorrow for a meeting about the economy (which must mean they're *really* out of ideas). What should I tell them?
Williams left Google in 2004 to co-found Odeo, a podcasting company, and he eventually joined the team that launched Twitter in April, 2007. Twitter's evolution and growth during that time span is comparable to Obama's remarkable rise in popularity en route to electoral victory.
However, as Williams told Charlie Rose earlier this week, Twitter is still undecided about the best path to monetization. I appreciate Obama's desire to seek economic council from outside sources, I'm just wondering why he chose the leader of a social network that has yet to generate a stream of revenue.
By Matt O'Hern at 10:10 AM
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This is too much, really - Mr. Williams needs to figure out how to save his own company's future first before he can become an economic policy expert ;)
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Comments by flopw : Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 10:47 AM
Why seek advice from the CEO of ANY corporation? Corporations are not interested in our economy, especially if they are international. Once upon a time, that may have been true, but that time is as dead as the dinosaurs. Corporations are only interested in profits. And their CEOs are only interested in how many millions they can get before driving the company into the ground. And that isn't a problem any more because they know the government will bail them out. Wow, this can go on and on. I don't wanna talk about it anymore. You're bringing me down, man.
Comments by Victor : Monday, June 22, 2009 at 06:11 PM
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