Bill Gates late to Twitter party

January 21, 2010

Bill Gates may have been one of the prime movers in the computer age, but now he’s  just another middle-aged late adopter.

Only this week, the  Microsoft co-founder got around to joining Twitter and launching his own website.


His first Tweet (“Hello World”) set the ball rolling on Tuesday, and already he has almost 250,000 followers. Several of his tweets have been about raising money for Haiti earthquake relief.

His website — called The Gates Notes — handles a broad range of topics, much of it related to Gates’ primary role as head of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is working to eradicate killer diseases worldwide and improve standards of education in the United States.

Sections include “What I’m thinking about”, “What I’m learning” and “My travels”. Gates reveals his hunger for learning through online courses and DVD lecture series.

Gates’ review of the year from the point of view of his foundation is due to be published on Monday.

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