engine - 4:31 pm on Mar 12, 2010 (gmt 0)
Evan Williams, Twitter's Co Founder: Twitter Fundamental To Democracy [news.bbc.co.uk]
Social networks will become the fundamental way we communicate with our governments, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams has told the BBC.
He said that Twitter will be expanding into regions where only the simplest of technology is available, such as in Haiti or parts of India.
In areas where censorship hinders freedom of speech, he hopes the "open exchange of information will prevail".
He also added there are still no plans to charge end users to use the site.