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Twitter's Biz Stone to advise AOL on 'social impact'

March 14, 2011 |  9:31 am

Biz Stone

AOL has tapped Twitter co-founder Biz Stone as a strategic adviser to the Huffington Post as the struggling Internet company looks to increase its involvement in social causes.

Stone, who long has been an evangelist for the role of technology in changing the world, will work on initiatives such as connecting people with volunteer opportunities in their communities and a video series that showcases companies funneling resources into philanthropy.

In a statement, Stone said he would focus on rallying companies to "new ways of doing business."

A Twitter spokesman said that nothing would change in Stone's role at Twitter.

In a blog post, Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington wrote: "Biz has shown that having a healthy balance sheet and a healthy moral center are not mutually exclusive."

The announcement came on the heels of AOL's $315-million deal to buy the Huffington Post, an online news and commentary site,  as it looks to generate more content and advertising. Check out the AOL press release for other announcements, including the hiring of John Montorio, a former L.A. Times managing editor.


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Photo: Biz Stone, co-founder and creative director of Twitter, talks about his company during an interview at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco on March 11, 2011 in California. Credit: Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP Photo/Getty Images