Posts Tagged ‘Evan Williams’

Google Axes Blogger, Picasa Brands As Part Of Google+ Social Effort

Published by pratyushkp on July 6th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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Google will axe two popular brand names, Mashable has reported.


Blogger and Picasa will be renamed as part of a branding push following the release of Google+, the company’s new social network. Blogger will be called Google Blogs and Picasa will become Google Photos. Continue reading “Google Axes Blogger, Picasa Brands As Part Of Google+ Social Effort” »

President Obama To Name Twitter CEO To Advisory Committee

Published by pratyushkp on May 28th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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Once again signaling his close ties with Silicon Valley, President Barack Obama plans to draft Twitter CEO Dick Costolo to his National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.

In a White House statement released Thursday evening, Obama named Costolo, along with Scott Charney, corporate VP of Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group, McAfee President David G. DeWalt and three others, as potential appointees. The group oversees the availability and reliability of telecom services in the U.S.

Costolo became Twitter CEO last October after co-founder Evan Williams stepped down.

The move is Obama’s latest overture to Silicon Valley. In his January State of the Union address, the president name-checked Google and Facebook. The following month, Obama shared a dinner with Eric Schmidt, then-CEO of Google; Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, among others, at the home of Silicon Valley venture capitalist John Doerr.

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Is Twitter really dying?

Published by pratyushkp on April 16th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

Jack Dorsey designed the word Twitter in 2006 after he noticed people sending short messages to each other wanting to know about each other’s status.

Today Twitter has covered 200 million people who communicate in an orderly, simple fashion unlike that noisy Facebook messages- in short one is devoid of target ads, friends request and flippant messages from unknown folks!!! .

However Twitter’s usage is limited because of fewer visitors and alarming outrages which is making it unprofitable. Ubbermedia the company behind mobile twitter is planning to create a microblogging network, one that may do away with the famous 140 character limit.  Should twitters move to a town with fewer regulations so that Jacks dream does not die an early death???

Users believe that the 140 characters limit is irritating and does not allow them to post their entire status or mood. Other social media site like “Tumblr” seems to be more appealing. Even Facebook has a higher limit. Thus, if twitter wants to increase its fan following, the primary step for “Jack Dorsey” is to do away with this “character limit” or at least expand it.

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  • Twitter’s Status: More Robust Than It May Seem (
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  • Jack Dorsey rejoins Twitter: Returning to the nest | The Economist (
  • The Truth About Twitter’s Troubles (
  • Twitter Company Dramz! (
  • Does the World Really Need Another Twitter? (
  • Ev Williams tweets about Twitter’s “forgotten founder” (
  • Help Me Interview Jack Dorsey Tonight (
  • Real history of Twitter isn’t short and sweet (
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