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Biography of Evan Williams - the founder of Twitter and Blogger


Evan Williams was born on March 31, 1972 in Nebraska, Williams grew up on a farm in Clarks, Nebraska, where he assisted with crop irrigation in the summer. He attended the University of Nebraska for a year and a half, left to pursue his career. He was a U.S. entrepreneur who has founded several businesses. Two of the most famous of which is the Blogger before it was bought by Google. And was one of three people who founded the site twitter.com Gorsey besides Jack and Biz Stone

After leaving school, Williams worked in various technology jobs and start-up companies in Key West, Dallas, Austin, Texas, and again on his family farm in Nebraska. In 1996 Williams moved to Sebastopol, California in Sonoma County worked for publishing company O'Reilly Media technology. He started at O'Reilly in a marketing position but ended up being an independent contractor writing computer code, which led to freelance opportunities with companies including Intel and Hewlett-Packard

Biography Evan Williams - the founder of Twitter and Blogger

Evan Williams and Meg Hourihan founded Pyra Labs to make project management software. A noted feature spun off as Blogger, one of the first web application to create and manage weblog Williams find a "blogger" and was instrumental in popularizing the term "blog" Pyra long survive the departure of Hourihan and other employees, and eventually acquired by Google on February 13, 2003 In 2003, Williams was named to the MIT Technology Review TR100 as one of the 100 best innovators in the world under the age of 35 In 2004, he was as one of PC Magazine's "Person of the Year", along with Hourihan and Paul Bausch for their work on Blogger

Williams left Google in October 2004 to co-found Odeo, a podcasting company. In late 2006, Williams founded Obvious Corp with Biz Stone and former Odeo employees to get all the previous properties of Odeo was a former supporter In April 2007, Odeo was acquired by Mount Sonic

Among the projects Obvious Corp. 's is Twitter, a free social networking and micro-blogging service. Twitter itself was spun out into a new company in April 2007, with Williams as co-founder, board member and investor In October 2008, Williams became CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey replace the chairman of the board in February 2009, Compete.com ranking Twitter social network the third most widely used by their count of 6 million unique monthly visitors and 55 million monthly visits On 14 April 2010, Twitter has 105,779,710 registered users. It gets 300,000 new users every day and receive 180 million unique visitors per month. 75% of the traffic comes from outside Twitter.com. On October 4, 2010, Williams withdrew from the CEO (to be taken over by Dick Costolo).

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