Kevin Thau at Nokia World 2010: Twitter Is Not a Social Network

While Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone were introducing the redesigned at the company’s headquarters in San Francisco, vice president for business and corporate development Kevin Thau was at Nokia World 2010 in London touting Twitter as a news source, and not a social network, ReadWriteWeb reported.

Thau said Twitter is not a social network, adding that it is for news, content, and information, according to ReadWriteWeb, and saying Twitter is changing the news industry because journalists are Tweeting stories, which is even allowing non-journalists to break into the arena.

Two examples given by Thau, according to ReadWriteWeb: Kanye West’s apology to Taylor Swift was one of the most retweeted Tweets of all time, and, “The guy who saw a plane land on the Hudson River right in front of him didn’t think to send an email: He tweeted it.”