Birthday special: 10 interesting facts about Twitter co-founder Biz Stone

Mar 10, 2016, 09:56 IST | A correspondent

Christopher Isaac "Biz" Stone, co-founder of the microblogging site Twitter celebrates his birthday today. We present some interesting trivia about the man, who helped changed social media...

>> Apart from Twitter and other online ventures, Biz Stone has dabbled in filmmaking as well. He teamed up with legendary Hollywood filmmaker Ron Howard to direct a short film as a part of Project Imaginat10n.

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. Pic/AFP
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. Pic/AFP

>> Biz Stone is also executive producer on WIRED, a dramatic series set in the 70s about the birth of computer industry.

>> Biz Stone became a strict vegan after American animal protection organization, Farm Sanctuary. He is involved in causes including animal welfare, environmentalism, poverty, health and education.

>> Stone lives in Marin County, California with wife Livia and son Jacob.

>> Biz Stone and wife Livia have founded and operate the Biz and Livia Stone Foundation in support of education and conservation in their home state California.

>> Biz Stone was a Google employee from 2003 to 2005.

>> Biz Stone is co-founder and CEO of a start-up called Jelly Industries, which was founded in 2012. The firm has created an app named Jelly, which is a Q&A platform, which utilises visual imagery to steer people to getting better answers from within and outside their social networks. Users are encouraged to to use photos to ask questions.

>> Biz Stone holds an honorary Doctor of Laws from Babson College and is a Fellow at Oxford University.

>> Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has published two books about blogging, Blogging: Genius Strategies for Instant Web Content (2002) and Who Let The Blogs Out? (2004).

>> In addition to Twitter, Biz Stone also helped to create and launch several online ventures such as, Xanga -- a website that hosts weblogs, photoblogs, and social networking profiles, Odeo -- a directory and search destination website for RSS-syndicated audio and video., Medium -- a blog-publishing platform among many others.

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