Twitter Co-Founder Called Upon By White HouseBy: Chris Crum - March 6, 2009
Twitter Co-founder Evan Wiliams has been invited to the White House along with 19 other so-called "young business leaders" (including Chris Sacca formerly of Google) where they will discuss the economic crisis.
The idea of the company with no revenue model giving economic advice has become the subject of ridicule throughout the blogosphere. But let’s give Williams the benefit of the doubt.
Look at how Twitter has grown and continues to do so. No, they do not yet have a revenue model in place, but are promising one in the near future. There is a chance that the Twitter guys know what they’re doing.
I seem to recall a certain search engine that has become kind of popular thoughout the years, and managed to get a lot of people using it before unleashing a certain PPC advertising platform.
Still, the skepticism is understandable. But perhaps Evan’s product and ties to the masses through that product played a role in his selection. Clearly it’s a good medium for getting questions/concerns from the public. It’s good enough for Jimmy Fallon and Cameron Diaz. Ok, that’s probably a bad comparison.
Update: Evan Tweets from the White House: