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Twitter Co-founder: “I wish we could have predicted it.”

March 23rd, 2011, byStaff

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. Photo courtesy: Van Evers, TS Media, Inc.
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. Photo courtesy: Van Evers, TS Media, Inc.

Twitter turned five this week, and co-founder Biz Stone sat down with Tavis to
discuss the ups and downs of the microblogging site.

I wish we could have predicted it,” says Stone in the clip below and on the show tonight. “Because we weren’t ready for the growth.”

The growth that Stone is referring to involved taking an eight-employee, start-up social networking site and turning it into a global phenomenon, which now boasts 1 billion tweets per week, 200 million accounts and 400 employees.

Stone says that while there were some difficulties along the way, the journey has been rewarding.”The most rewarding thing for me has been this affirmation for me that people are basically good and smart, and if you give them a simple tool
that allows them to exhibit that behavior they’ll prove it to you every single day,” says Stone.<watch the="" clip="" below,=""

Watch the clip below, tune in tonight for the full conversation and share your thoughts on Twitter’s 5th Birthday.

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