Evan Williams, founder of Twitter, to appear at CoJMC


The College of Journalism and Mass Communications will be all atwitter in April when it offers two special events for students.

CoJMC student Emily Ingram, recently named one of 10 student journalists to follow in a Tweet Grid, will discuss Twitter and other online tools during a workshop on "How to Market Yourself on the Web" on Wednesday, April 8, at 5 p.m. in Room 15. Ingram's blogs on Twitter can be viewed at http://twitter.com/emilyingram.

Journalism students will be able to hear directly from the source two days later, when the founder of Twitter, Evan Williams, speaks at 3 p.m. in Room 15 of Andersen Hall on Friday, April 10.

On his profile on his Twitter page, Williams describes himself this way: "An American entrepreneur, originally a farm boy from Nebraska, who's been very lucky in business and life." Williams, named by Business Week as one of the 25 most influential people on the Web, recently discussed the journey of founding Twitter in The New York Times.

Twitter, a social networking and micro-blogging service, allows its users to send and read other users' text-based updates known as tweets.

Williams' appearance at CoJMC will be streamed live on the CoJMC Web site - www.newsnetnebraska.org. And you can use tweet him a question at http://twitter.com/Unl_CoJMC.

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