|Born||Christopher Isaac Stone
March 10, 1974
|Residence||Corte Madera, California, USA|
|Occupation||Creative director, software engineer, businessperson|
Christopher Isaac "Biz" Stone (born March 10, 1974) is a co-founder and Creative Director of Twitter, Inc and also helped to create and launch Xanga, Blogger, Odeo, and The Obvious Corporation, founded in June 2011 with his long-time collaborators Evan Williams and Jason Goldman to focus on building systems that help people work together to improve the world. Stone currently serves as Chief Creative Officer at Obvious.
Obvious Corporation has currently backed web-based companies such as Neighborland, Pinwheel (now called Findery) and Lift. In August 2012, Stone and business partner Evan Williams announced their newest Obvious project, a publishing platform titled Medium.
Stone will make his directorial debut working alongside Ron Howard and Canon USA to direct a short film as a part of Project Imaginat10n. Stone described the opportunity as a chance to scratch a long time creative itch.
Awards and honors 
Stone, along with Evan Williams, was named 2009 Nerd of the Year by GQ magazine, one of the Most Influential People in The World by TIME, Entrepreneur of the Decade by Inc. Magazine, and one of Vanity Fair (magazine)'s Top Ten Most Influential People of the Information Age. Stone was honored with the International Center for Journalists' first Innovation Award in 2010.
Stone holds an honorary Doctor of Laws from Babson College, and is a Fellow  at Oxford University. As a Fellow at Oxford University, Stone has debated at Oxford Union and won on the subject of whether or not entrepreneurs can effect positive change with regard to the world's biggest problems.
Published works 
Stone has published two books about blogging, Blogging: Genius Strategies for Instant Web Content (New Riders, 2002) and Who Let The Blogs Out? (St Martins, 2004). In addition to his long running personal blog, Stone has published an op-ed piece in The Atlantic.
Personal life 
Stone is a vegan, which he became after visiting Farm Sanctuary, and is involved in causes including animal welfare, environmentalism, poverty, health, and education. Stone's Obvious Corporation recently backed Beyond Meat, a startup that makes vegan meat analogues that will taste and feel like meat, in June 2012.
- "How I Got My Name". http://www.bizstone.com/2004/11/how-i-got-my-name.html.
- Biz Stone (2000-04-12). "Biz Stone:No Emails Today". Retrieved 2009-02-15.
- Stone, Biz. "Today is my birthday—I'm in my 30's!". Twitter. Twitter. Retrieved 2010-03-10.
- "Who should be the 2009 Bostonian of the Year?". The Boston Globe. December 14, 2009.
- "Twitter's Biz Stone To Be Executive Fellow At UC Berkeley's Haas School". The Huffington Post. September 21, 2011.
- Schwartz, Ariel. June 13, 2012. "Biz Stone Explains Why Twitter’s Co-Founders Are Betting Big On A Vegan Meat Startup Stone currently serves as Chief Creative Officer at Obvious." http://www.fastcoexist.com/1680007/biz-stone-explains-why-twitters-co-founders-are-betting-big-on-a-vegan-meat-startup
- Panzarino, Matthew. August 15, 2012. Twitter co-founder tweets out preview of his new project at Obvious: publishing platform Medium
- Wolf, Jennifer. May 1st, 2012. 2012 Webby Awards Winners Announced
- Temple, James. August 29, 2012. Twitter's Biz Stone to direct short film
- <2009 GQ Men of the Year>
- Kutcher, Ashton (April 30, 2009). "The Twitter Guys". TIME Magazine.
- <The Entrepreneurs of the Decade: 2000 to 2009>
- <The Vanity Fair 100>
- Arteaga, Dawn. "Washington Post's David Ignatius and Twitter's Biz Stone To Be Honored at ICFJ Awards Dinner". ICFJ. ICFJ. Retrieved 2011-09-29.
- <Biz Stone Ugrad Commencement Speaker>
- <Biz Stone>
- Malone, Michael (April 19, 2009). "The Twitter Revolution". WSJ.
- Stone, Biz. "About bizstone". Flickr. Yahoo!. Retrieved 2008-11-07.
- Stone, Biz (October 19, 2012). "Exclusive: Biz Stone on Twitter and Activism". The Atlantic.
- Dowd, Maureen (April 22, 2009). "To Tweet or Not to Tweet". The New York Times.
- Evangelista, Benny (May 2, 2010). "Twitter's Ben Stone supports social causes". SFGate.
- Schwartz, Ariel. June 13, 2012. "Biz Stone Explains Why Twitter’s Co-Founders Are Betting Big On A Vegan Meat Startup." http://www.fastcoexist.com/1680007/biz-stone-explains-why-twitters-co-founders-are-betting-big-on-a-vegan-meat-startup
- Towle, Mimi (August 2010). "Biz Stone". Marin Magazine.
- Schawbel, Dan. June 14, 2012. Biz Stone on His Biggest Challenges, Influences and the Future of Social Media forbes.com
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- Biz Stone's website
- Biz Stone on Twitter
- Biz Stone interview with The Swellesley Report, about his growing up in Wellesley, MA
- Biz Stone Q&A with Boston Globe Magazine
- Biz Stone Responds to Malcom Gladwell's Critique of Twitter