Biz Stone: Twitter ‘A Triumph of Humanity’

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The Newhouse School at Syracuse University hosted the 2010 Mirror Awards today, and WebNewser was there as ABC News’ “Nightline” anchor Terry Moran presented the i-3 award to Biz Stone and the team at Twitter.

Moran knows a thing or two about Twitter, he reminded the crowd. It was Moran who famously tweeted President Obama’s off-the-record comment about Kanye West following West’s outburst at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

“That was my bad,” Moran told the crowd Thursday. He went on to praise the microblogging service, pointing out how news crystallizes on the service, spreading information in a way unlike anything ever seen before.

That was a point echoed by Stone, who compared Twitter to a flock of birds, flying in unison, even when they make a sharp turn.

“Twitter is not a triumph of technology, it is a triumph of humanity,” Stone said.

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