Co-Founder, Twitter, Inc.
Evan Williams is co-founder of Twitter. The free, world-changing application Williams helped launch has become a vital connector of people and communities as well as a vital tool for social and political activism. Williams focuses on harnessing the Internet for simple solutions to big challenges and is currently exploring new ideas at Obvious LLC. Before Williams worked on Twitter, he was part of an earlier revolution in mass communication, Blogger, while working at Google. He left Google in 2004 to launch the podcasting service Odeo. Twitter spun out of Odeo in 2006 as a side project.