Twitter co-founder and board member Evan Williams believes the company has now figured out what its platform actually is: a real-time news platform. Speaking at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Colorado, Williams said the new-found identity opens up a lot more opportunities for the firm.
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“Early on we didn’t know what Twitter was. We thought it was a social network, some people called it micro-blogging,” Williams said. The Twitter co-founder said now he sees it as a “real time information network” as news “is what Twitter excels at.” Irrespective of the topic, a user can always get all the information regarding the news be it rumors, reports, stats, etc. on the platform itself.