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TCNJ News

For Immediate Release

October 22, 2009

Twitter creator to discuss site’s impact for business on Nov. 4 at TCNJ

 

EWING, NJ … Twitter creator Jack Dorsey will speak with the College about the popular social networking site on Nov. 4 in Kendall Hall, in an event hosted by the School of Business.

Jack DorseyDorsey’s talk, titled "Twitter: Its Implications for Business and Beyond," will encompass his experience in initiating and growing the Web site, ranked by Alexa.com as the 12th most popular site in the United States. The 5:00 P.M. event is free and open to the public.

Dorsey co-founded Twitter, Inc. in 2006 with Web pioneers Biz Stone and Evan Williams. The site, which allows users to post brief, real-time status messages (‘tweets’) and follow each other’s activities, has grown at a rapid pace, drawing in more than six million unique visitors each month.

Its signature: a 140-character limit on messages. A broad, international cross-section of politicians, celebrities, and organizations (e.g. Barack Obama, Ashton Kutcher, and CNN) has taken creative advantage of the convention. On Oct. 9, after being notified about his Nobel Peace Prize, the president responded with a one-word tweet: “Humbled.”

Twitter’s micro-blogging system has become a social staple for short, concise communications. So, let’s try a recap:

TCNJ to host the Twitter co-founder. BusinessWeek called him one of technology's "best and brightest.” School of Business is way excited.

For more information, contact Patty Karlowitsch at Karlowit@tcnj.edu.


 

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