Doesn't it feel odd to have that connection – or, as happened during the Iranian protests, to have the US State Department plead with you to make sure your site stays online?
"Something unbelievable happens every week," he says. "Things do get increasingly weird as we become part of a global stage. It's intimidating, but it's a great opportunity."
In the grand scheme of things, he says, Twitter is just one part of a larger movement in which Google, Facebook, the mobile phone industry and the internet all play a part.
"You need to zoom out a little bit more and realise that communication and the open exchange of information in general has a positive impact in the world."
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
The bigwigs of Twitter, refreshingly taking the long view. (Guardian)