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Jun 27

Brookings Conversation with Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, part 1

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Brookings Institution Event
The “Town Square” in the Social Media Era: A Conversation with Twitter CEO Dick Costolo
June 26, 2013
Washington, DC

Quotes from Dick Costolo, CEO Twitter

“We like to say Twitter is the ‘global town square’. It’s all public, live, in the moment and conversational.”

“Twitter’s a public town square. You can use it to say what you believe and share your perspective.”

“Twitter doesn’t editorialize what’s on it. The platform itself doesn’t have perspective on this.”

“That said, we can use our open public platform to say what we believe. That’s what users in Turkey are doing.”

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“The beauty of having this open public platform that allows everybody around you to see and hear what you think is that…..is (just) that!”

“One of the things about being a town square is that it’s a particularly good place for conversation, or for protest,or debate”

Dick also shared one of his favorite Tweets, and true to his improv roots, it involved in the moment humor, played out on Twitter:
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And separately from his talk, he also added a droll line of his own during his DC trip, of course also via Twitter:

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