Tuesday, October 01, 2013

A few wise words from Twitter founder, Ev Williams

It figures. the man behind Twitter is a man of few words. Yet they are worth absorbing into our tech life.

At a recent conferennce, he is quoted as saying the key to making a fortune online is to remove extra steps from common activities as he did with Blogger.

“Here’s the formula if you want to build a billion-dollar internet company,” he said. “Take a human desire, preferably one that has been around for a really long time…Identify that desire and use modern technology to take out steps.”

Williams’ philosophy might seem pedestrian. But that’s the point. Twenty years after people began using the web en masse, it’s time, Williams said, to accept that the internet isn’t a magical universe with boundless potential. It’s just another engine for improving quality of life.

So, think of ways you can continuously improve your tech life, now that we've all got the basics covered. How can we streamline more?

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