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Bill Gates: On tweeting and his new Web siteIn an exclusive interview, the Microsoft chairman talks with CNET's Ina Fried about entering the Twitterverse and his plans for the new Gates Notes Web site.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:04 >> You've been going all these places, having all these experiences. For a long time, I know you've sent emails to same of the people you're closest with. Now, you're starting to broadcast that a little more broadly. I understand you just joined Twitter, obviously, and you're launching a new site, Gates Notes, where you share same of these things. What are some of your goals with these new methods of communication? >> Well, the Internet's tailor-made for the kind of activities I'm involved in because, you know, when I take a trip, we have all these photos, and, you know, there were things that were fun and exciting and, you know, people want to see that. It's very easy to put it out there. It's almost no additional work at all. You know, if I read a book, you know, some people are considering whether to read that book or just want a short understanding of what that's like, and so I think it's going to be a lot of fun to be sharing on an ongoing basis and people who are interested in a particular topic can just find that piece and go after that because the variety is such, nobody's going to be interested in all of it. and it'll help guide me. You know, the interest in same of the energy things I've been doing is very high, and so I'll elaborate more on that. You know, it's great to be part of a virtual community, and I've sort of been out of it because after I left Microsoft, I didn't create my own web presence. So for the last few months, you know, I've been thinking about it, decided to go ahead and, you know, just these last few days I've sent out quite a few tweets. And, you know, I'll learn about this, and it'll keep me up to date. ^M00:01:40 [ Music ]