• Twitter CEO Stepping Down and DM Character Limit Being Raised

    Twitter recently made two major changes this past week, changes that are unrelated but major nonetheless. First off, **** Costolo is stepping down from his post as CEO of Twitter and second, direct messaging limits are being raised from 140 characters to 10,000.

    The social media giant recently made the announcement to investors informing them that Costolo will be stepping down effective July 1 with cofounder and chairman, Jack Dorsey, serving as the interim CEO while Twitter’s board searches for a suitable replacement. Costolo had the following to say regarding the matter:

    I am tremendously proud of the Twitter team and all that the team has accomplished together during my six years with the Company. We have great leaders who work well together and a clear strategy that informs our objectives and priorities.
    For those of you who didn’t know, Twitter has quite a turbulent history when it comes to its upper management team. Dorsey, who led the company through investment rounds was pushed out and replaced by co-founder Evan Williams in 2008. Three years later, he ended up returning as executive chairman after Williams was ousted, succeeded by Costolo. One of the early investors in the company, Chris Sacca, recently published an analysis of how Twitter can change for the better, which ended up putting greater pressure on Costolo and his team according to The New York Times. As part of the changes, Costolo will remain on Twitter’s board directly following his transition out of his role as the CEO. Along with interim CEO responsibilities, Dorsey plans to serve the same role at his payments firm, Square.

    In a completely unrelated change, Twitter also announced an upcoming change to the DM character limit as part of a larger move to bolster support and complementary offerings. The direct messaging feature was updated relatively recently with open DMs, which gave users the ability to send messages to other users directly whether they were being followed back or not. Twitter didn’t specify a date in particular for the change but did state that users can expect the change “sometime in July.”

    We’ll have to see what path Twitter goes down with all the changes and ultimately how this affects the end users by being patient.

    Source: The New York Times, Twitter (Press Release)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Twitter CEO Stepping Down and DM Character Limit Being Raised started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Not gonna report Snoop Dogg is trying to become the CEO? You can’t leave out Snoop Dogg!
    1. DavidQT69's Avatar
      DavidQT69 -
      How about increasing the character limit of the actual tweets too!! 140 characters is ridiculously small amount!!
    1. CptPalmer's Avatar
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