Twitter co-founder Biz Stone appeared on The Colbert Report last night. In case you haven’t seen it already, the video is embedded above. Stone describes Twitter as “The messaging system that we didn’t know we needed until we had it.” To which Colbert responds: “That sounds like the answer to a problem we didn’t have until I invented the answer.”
Stone plays it cool and sticks to his guns. He waxes poetic about the potential of Twitter, especially across four billion mobile phones, and hints that the company will start experimenting with different ways to make money this year. (If it doesn’t get bought first, that is—despite Stone’s talk about staying “independent”).
Colbert was not in top form, I have to say. He threw a bunch of softballs at Stone, and failed to really put him on the spot. The Daily Show’s take on Twitter was much funnier: