Too much tweeting unhealthy Co-founder

Too much tweeting unhealthy Co-founder


Biz Stone, the creative director and co-founder of Twitter, has
told the micro-blogging site’s 500 million users that spending hours
tweeting is unhealthy.

He told a conference in Montreal that fans
should use the site to find what they want — and they go and do
something else. Users have complained that the 140-character messaging
site is addictive, with some staying logged on for up to 12 hours at a
time. Stone, 37, said using Twitter that much was not what he intended.
“To me, that sounds unhealthy,” he said.

Stone added: “I
like the kind of engagement where you go to the website and you leave
because you have found what you are looking for or you found something
very interesting and you learned something. “I think that’s a much
healthier engagement. Obviously, we want you to come frequently.”

now has 30 million users in Britain and half a billion worldwide. But
Stone said when Twitter first launched many thought it would fail because
they did not think it useful. “Nobody thought it was a good idea,” he

“And I distinctly remember my colleague Evan Williams
saying: ‘Well, neither is ice cream. Should we ban ice cream and all joy
or can we have something that’s just fun? What’s wrong with
that?’” Stone said there were no plans to increase Twitter’s 140
character limit.

Pope account

Fourteen centuries after
popes started using papal bull missives to communicate with the flock,
Benedict XVI is due to open a Twitter account, said Father Claudio Maria
Celli, the head of the Vatican's pontifical council for social
communications, said.


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