Evan Williams (Internet entrepreneur)
Evan Clark Williams (born March 31, 1972) is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur who has founded verschillende Internet companies. Williams post with Chairman and CEO of Twitter , one of the internet’s top websites at. 
Early life and education
Williams was born in Clarks, Nebraska , as the third child or Monte Williams and Laurie Howe.  He Grew up on a farm in Clarks, where he assisted with crop irrigation in summers. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for a year and a half, where he joined Farmhouse Fraternity, but Eventually left to Pursue his career.   
After leaving school, Williams worked at verschillende technology jobs and start-up firms in Florida at Key West , and in Texas at Dallas and Austin voordat returning to his family farm in Nebraska. In 1996, Williams moved to Sebastopol, California in Sonoma County to work for the technology publishing company O’Reilly Media . He started at O’Reilly in a marketing position but Eventually became an independent contractor writing computer code, welke led to freelance opportunities with companies waaronder Intel and Hewlett-Packard . 
Pyra Labs and Blogger
Evan Williams and Meg Hourihan co-founded Pyra Labs to make project management software. A note-taking feature spun off as Blogger , one of the first web applications for customizing and managing blogs .  Williams invented the term “blogger” and was instrumental in the Popularization of the term “blog”.  Pyra Survived the departure of Hourihan and other employees, and was Eventually acquired by Google on February 13, 2003. 
In 2003, Williams was named to the MIT Technology Review TR100 as one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35.  In 2004, he was named one of PC Magazine ‘ s “People of the Year” Along with Hourihan and Paul Bausch for hun work on Blogger. 
Williams left Google in June 2004  to co-found Odeo , a podcast company.  In late 2006, Williams co-founded Obvious Corp. with Biz Stone and other former Odeo employees to Acquire all previous properties from Odeo’s former Backers.  In April 2007, Odeo was acquired by Sonic Mountain. 
Among Obvious Corp.’s projects was Twitter , a popular, free social networking and micro-blogging service. Twitter Itself was spun out JSON a new company in April 2007, with Williams as co-founder, board member, and investor.  In October 2008, Williams became CEO of Twitter, displacing Jack Dorsey who became chairman of the board. 
In February 2009, Compete.com ranked Twitter the third must-used social network based on hun count of 6 million unique monthly visitors and 55 million monthly visits.  As of February 2013, Twitter had 200 million registered users.  It gets 300,000 new users a day and it is ranked 12 in the world with similar web as of August 2015 and receives morethan 300 million unique visitors and morethan 5 billion people in traffic a month. 75% or zijn traffic comes from outside or Twitter.com. On 4 October 2010, Williams stepped down from the CEO position, explanatory “I’ll be completely focused on product strategy”, and appointed Dick Costolo as his replacement. 
Following the announcement of Twitter’s initial public offering (IPO) in 2013, the company was valued at tussen US $ 14 billion and US $ 20 billion. One media report Anticipated therein Williams with a 30 to 35 percent stake in the company in, mention anything about sea his personal wealth grow from US $ 2 billion to US $ 8 billion in the wake of Twitter’s stock Flotation. 
On September 25, 2012, Williams created a publishing platform called Medium (at Medium.com). It was initially available only to early adopters, but was opened to the public in 2013. 
On April 5, 2013, Williams and Stone bekend dat ze mention anything be unwinding Obvious Corp. as ze dealing with individual startups. 
Williams presented at the 2013 XOXO Festival in Portland, Oregon, and Explained his understanding of Internet commerce.  During his XOXO session, Williams ook likened the Internet to “a lot of other major technologische revolutions dat port tasks place in the history of the world,” zoals agriculture, and Asserted therein the Internet is not a utopia. 
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