Twitter Biz Stone Jelly

Twitter needs ‘creative vision’ says Biz Stone as he hints at possible return


By Jennifer Faull, Deputy Editor

June 21, 2014 | 2 min read

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has agreed with investors that the site needs “creative vision” and said he has some ideas on what could be changed.

Speaking to the Telegraph, Stone, who left Twitter in 2011, said: "People, times and culture are changing and so the software that reflects this kind of zeitgeist has got to change too”.

He even offered to have a drink to with the CEO, Dick Costolo, to discuss some of the ideas he has.

“Maybe the Twitter of the future will have an entire news department dedicated to verifying the truthfulness of the Tweets. It could have another department just for fun, for chatting. Or they could change direct messaging into an entirely different product,” he suggested.

He then hinted at a possible return to the company he helped found in 2006.

“Would I go back? Sure. Who knows?,” he said.

Stone, who was promoting his new book Things a Little Bird Told Me, recently launched the Q&A platform Jelly which he said has the potential to “be a very broad consumer application like Twitter” if they get it right.

Discussing its progress he said: “It’s only four or five months since we launched so it is still in the phase where it’s changing every week.

“What could change is the way we approach it. We have to keep on keeping on until something really, really catches. We’re doing OK now but we could be doing even better. It is a simple idea, I think what’s missing is it could be even simpler. We’re working on it now.”

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