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Twitter Snapshot: Bill Gates — an optimist and a comedian?

Posted by: Tedstaff

We certainly saw a peak of activity on Twitter as Bill Gates gave his TED2009 presentation.

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There were two main impressions of the talk, both not typical of the technological giant’s image. People came away deeply inspired and amused. Take a look:

Gates is such an inspiring change agent. I wish that more people in the world took action 2 make change. What a world it would b! #TED — leighleighsf

Bill Gates a comedian! Talking about malaria. Pretended to loose mosquitoes from jar. “Not only poor people shd have the experience” — helenwalters

Bill Gates: “I am an optimist. Every problem can be solved. And there some important ones out there.” — heartnsoul

Anderson opened an Apple computer in front of Gates as Gates was saying “there needs to be a diversity of ideas.” Everyone laughs.laureltouby

Gates: I’m as engaged in the new job as I ever was in software; these are amazing issues … it’s magic in the same way software was. — samwise

Gates seems to have found a winning combination — hope and humor.

Photo: TED / James Duncan Davidson

Comments (1)

  • Demyan Lavor commented on Jun 24 2009

    Bill Gates is an AMAZING person! GOD BLESS YOU BILL GATES!