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Michael Sweeney is the Managing Partner of Film Annex Capital Partners, LLC, the venture division of Film Annex, and he is the Executive Producer of Hedgers, Bankers, and Thinkers, a WebTV series on Film Annex. FilmAnnex.com is ranked as one of the Top 100 web sites in America with over 25+... More
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  • Biz Stone, Co-Founder Of Twitter ($TWTR) Video Interview With Fereshteh Forough Of Women's Annex  3 comments
    Nov 10, 2013 8:50 AM | about stocks: TWTR

    Jelly HQ

    This is a video interview that Fereshteh Forough did last summer with Biz Stone Co-founder of Twitter ($TWTR). It shows a different side of the now well known entrepreneur. Biz Stone is now the Co-founder and CEO of Jelly Industries, Inc.

    In this interview, he talks about the importance of entrepreneurship and digital media in developing countries. He believes that to create a social media curriculum for kids in schools in developing countries, it starts with writing and creating content, and also listening to patterns, and seeing what works and what doesn't. One of the main challenges that people face when using social and digital media in developing countries in Central Asia, is the constraints that the government but also society put on people. The idea people have of what is allowed to be shared online or not also plays a role. He believes that entrepreneurs, and especially women, have an impact on the economical growth as they create opportunities and generate jobs. It's a win-win for society.

    For those that can't see the video here with your browser click through HERE:

    Fereshteh Forough, Biz Stone, and Roya Mahboob

    Disclosure: I am long TWTR.

    Additional disclosure: My wife is long TWTR in her personal portfolio. Film Annex Capital Partners LLC and a sister company are also owners of Jelly HQ, Biz Stone's venture backed company.

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  • Such a great interview! Love hearing his thoughts on Central Asia and Afghanistan when it comes to uses for social media.
    11 Nov 2013, 07:00 PM Reply Like
  • It is interesting to have an entrepreneur's view on education and digital media, especially someone like Biz Stone who is successful in this industry, and to see how he is concerned by issues beyond the borders of the US and his own company.
    11 Nov 2013, 07:36 PM Reply Like
  • It is interesting to see an entrepreneur's view on education and digital media, especially from someone like Biz Stone who has a successful company in this field. We can see how he is concerned by issues beyond the borders of his country and company, and trying to find ways to help children get the educational benefits of social media.
    11 Nov 2013, 07:36 PM Reply Like
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