Twitter plans to establish branch in PHL

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Nov. 22 (PNA) — Twitter is planning to establish an office in the Philippines.

Adam Sharp, director, news, government and election of Twitter, made the disclosure during his meeting with foreign journalists who attended an international media conference sponsored by the Global Media Project (GMP), formerly The Media Project (TMP) held in New York City recently.

“Yes, we are planning to put up an office in the Philippines,” Sharp replied when asked by PNA of Twitter’s future plans for the Philippines.

The meeting, which was arranged by Caroline Comport, TMG general manager, was held at Twitter’s New York office.

Sharp briefed the visiting TMP journalists coming from 41 countries on the day-to-day operations of the company.

Twitter, one of the world’s largest social media, has over 300 million followers and counting. Millions of Filipinos use Twitter in disseminating information 24/7 worldwide.

As head of news, Sharp leads a team driving creative uses of Twitter by journalists and news organizations, government officials and agencies, and political candidates and campaigns worldwide.

The New York Times described Sharp as “the human embodiment of Twitter” whose previous work television journalism included management positions at NBC News and C-SPAN, as well as documenting the recovery process at “Ground Zero” following the 9/11 attacks carried by al-Qaeda terrorists masterminded by Osama bin Laden.

Sharp also served as Deputy Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana through Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the senator’s successful 2008 reelection.

Sharp joined Twitter in November 2010 in Washington, D.C. but is now based in New York and is the longest-serving member of Twitter’s global media partnership team. He is Vice President of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, a board member of the National Press Foundation, a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a former President of the bipartisan U.S. Senate Press Secretaries Association. (PNA)