Quoted: Ev Williams, frankly, on Twitter vs. Instagram

“If you think about the impact Twitter has on the world versus Instagram, it’s pretty significant… I frankly don’t give a (expletive) if Instagram has more people looking at pretty pictures.” — Ev Williams, Twitter co-founder, after Facebook-owned Instagram this week said it has more than 300 million monthly active users, which is more than Twitter’s 284 million users. “Twitter is what we wanted it to be,” Williams said in an interview with Fortune. “It’s this realtime information network where everything in the world that happens on Twitter — important stuff breaks on Twitter and world leaders have conversations on Twitter.” Williams also claimed, “Twitter makes a hell of a lot more money than Instagram, if that’s what Wall Street cares about.”

 

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