Twitter founder steps down as CEO

Posted: October 4, 2010 in Uncategorized

The New York Times ran an interesting article today regarding a shift in power over at Twitter Headquarters.

Evan Williams, the co-founder and chief executive of Twitter, stepped down to take a lower level position. He’ll be leading product strategy for the company. His replacement? Dick Costolo, former chief operating officer and first chief executive of Twitter to not be an original founder.

The power shift was unexpected, but apparently mutual. I guess Williams just needed a change of scenery. The result? The new Twitter homepage which is currently in transition has been springing up all over the cyber world. They’re also looking into including more ads/sponsored tweets.

Oh, Joy. First Pandora, now this? I guess we really can’t escape the world of advertisement.

  1. Emma M. says:

    I don’t have a Twitter account, but I’ve always noticed the site’s clean, simple design with use of white space. This design allows for a user’s page to be centered around the individual personally, and not particularly the advertisements that cloud websites. I can’t see the Twitter ads being as much of an annoyance as the Pandora advertisements, but I do think the site will probably see similar ads to what Facebook currently displays.

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