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Everyone had to endure major life changes and upheaval in 2020. We also had to hear a new term way too many times — ‘social distancing’. But the phrase was never right because it was really about physical distance. The truth is that we have grown…


Tools that can create media that looks and sounds just like us — that can mimic behavior, convey any kind of information, and resonate deeply with people on an emotional level, are both exciting and scary. …


The true promise of technology is to amplify the best traits in humanity. It doesn’t always seem like that, and I’ll admit there are legitimate concerns about the possible negative impact of the fourth industrial revolution. …


Jack published this Twitter Thread, because he knew it was the right thing to do. I am 100% supportive and helped write it. I’m republishing it here for a similar but different audience because I hope any organization serving the public conversation, will take note. …


Note: These are not my words. I copied them here so they would be easier to read. These words were posted by Twitter’s @Policy account in a Twitter thread. https://twitter.com/Policy/status/912438046515220480

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Some of you have been asking why we haven’t taken down the Tweet mentioned here.

We hold all accounts to the same Rules, and consider a number of factors when assessing whether Tweets violate our Rules.

Among the considerations is “newsworthiness” and whether a Tweet is of public interest.

This has long been internal policy and we’ll soon update our public-facing rules to reflect it. We need to do better on this, and will.

Twitter is committed to transparency and keeping people informed about what’s happening in the world.

We’ll continue to be guided by these fundamental principles.


The hashtag was born on Twitter 10 years ago today, and it has become one of the most recognizable and widely used symbols of our time. Here’s how.

In the summer of 2007, a web marketing specialist and avid user of Twitter, Chris Messina walked into our grungy office at…


I worked at Twitter for about six years. In that time, the service grew from zero people to hundreds of millions of people. Jack was the original CEO and when he returned I was very happy.

There’s something about the personality of a company that comes from the folks who…


Ben Finkel and I co-founded Jelly four years ago to create a human powered search engine. We’ve accomplished that with our tiny little team — despite a pivot and an un-pivot. Askjelly.com works as we dreamed it would. We’re proud of the work, and we’re proud of our team. …


The Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Tap are all smart, voice-activated speakers for your home. People use them to set timers and play music. But, you can ask Alexa, the nice lady inside these devices, anything you want because she’s connected to the web and web search. …


The time is always right to do what is right. Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free men. I didn’t come up with those words, they are from Martin Luther King Jr. and President Eisenhower, respectively. Nevertheless, they…

Biz Stone

Dad, husband, entrepreneur.

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