Posts Tagged ‘Bill Gates’

Bill Gates Still Using Bit.ly Instead of Binged.it

January 31, 2010

Bill Gates recently launched a Twitter account and began tweeting his thoughts to the masses.

Like the majority of Twitter account holders, Gates uses the Bit.ly URL shortener to Tweet web pages addresses too long for inclusion along with his Tweets.

Bill Gates Bit.ly

Bill Gates Bit.ly

Mr. Gates apparently still isn’t aware of his old company Microsoft’s recently launched URL shortener – Binged.it.

You’d think if we was aware of it, he would be using it to bring Binged.it to the attention of his Twitter followers.

Bill Gates On Twitter, But What About Steve?

January 21, 2010

As of yesterday, Bill Gates has officially begun Tweeting his thoughts to the world.

When I first learned of his Twitter account, 50% of his Tweets were directed to Ryan Seacrest.

Yeah right. I am pretty sure Mr. Gates and Mr. Seacrest speak often.

In the Noise Age, he who gets attention wins.

Bill Gates On Twitter

Bill Gates On Twitter

How much long will it take before the real Steve Ballmer starts Tweeting?

What About Steve

What About Steve

2009 First Annual Letter from Bill Gates

January 26, 2009

Bill Gates has written his first annual letter regarding his inaugural work at The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

In his 20 page letter, Gates writes about what has worked, what hasn’t along with what the foundation and its partners have learned.

In addition to the letter, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation web site also has five slide shows showcasing the content of his first annual letter.

The five slide show titles are: “Three Magical Things”, “Progress in Global Health”, “Agricultural Innovations”, “Opportunities in Education” and “The Economic Crisis”.

Contents of the First Annual Letter from Bill Gates:

2009 Annual Letter From Bill Gates

2009 Annual Letter From Bill Gates

Mr. Gates thoughts about the current Economic Crisis are quite telling:

The financial market and economic conditions that have developed this past year are truly unprecedented. I hope two years from now when I write this letter I can look at this section as a reflection of something that was short-term and that has passed, but I think the effects of the crisis will last beyond that.

I too have my reservations about Gates being able to write about the 2008/2009 Economic Crisis two years from now as being nothing more than a short term economic crisis.