Twitter’s Jack Dorsey on Facebook’s move to live: ‘We’ve been doing it for 10 years’

April 26, 2016 11:35 PM

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Twitter’s latest efforts to define itself can be summed up in one word: Live. It was something that was not only uttered countless times during the company’s Q1 2016 earnings call, but it has become something chief executive Jack Dorsey believes makes Twitter so special. So when a question came up about how Facebook’s foray into live video and real-time conversations might affect Twitter, Dorsey responded by saying: “We’ve been doing it for 10 years.”

“We believe we have a leadership position in it,” he continued. “But it’s not just about showing a live event, it’s also about hosting a conversation around a live event. Twitter has always been the best place to see what’s happening immediately, instantly, to bring people around a particular shared...

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