Twitter co-founder steps aside

29 Jun 2011

Twitter co-founder Isaac “Biz” Stone is moving away from the microblogging site to help schools, advisory boards, and non-profit organisations.

Stone, 37, said on his blog he will continue working with Twitter, but the most effective use of his time now is to “get out of the way” of the company’s staff and leadership team.

“My plan is to take a bit more time to focus on helping schools, non-profits, and company advisory boards, as well as The Biz and Livia Stone Foundation,” Stone wrote.

“I’ll still commit part of my time to hands on help with Twitter wherever and whenever I can be of assistance.”

Stone is also relaunching Obvious Corp with fellow Twitter co-founder Evan Williams to develop new projects.

Photo: Twitter co-founder Biz Stone