CONVERSATION IS A LOST ARTIFICE

“We continue to talk to Google frequently and on an ongoing basis. They are a company that’s doing several different things right now. Those conversations have a complexity to them that is different than our conversations with the company.”

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, putting the “skate” in “obfuscate” while discussing his former employer, Business Insider, 1 May 2012

A REAL-TIME NETWORK OF INFORMATION ABOUT WHO’S PAYING

“The idea behind Promoted Tweets is that we want to enhance the communications that companies are already having with customers on Twitter.”

Twitter COO and professional comedian Dick Costolo, keeping a straight face while pretending that Twitter’s new ads enhance anything but Twitter’s revenues, New York Times, 13 April 2010