Posts Tagged ‘Dick Costolo’

TOO CUTE FOR CHARACTERS

July 26, 2012

“We call them VIT’s internally, Very Important Tweeters. It’s cute; we’re all about being adorable and cute.”

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, on how the company coddles celebrities who post messages on the information network, Bits, 25 July 2012

FAME IS TWEETING

July 11, 2012

“So when Gabriel joined the company, it was like ‘Your job: no dying birds on national magazine covers. See if you can clear that low bar.'”

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, on the easy job he’s handed new PR chief Gabriel Stricker, Los Angeles Times, 10 July 2012

CONVERSATION IS A LOST ARTIFICE

May 1, 2012

“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

THE PURPOSE-DRIVEN TWEET

November 26, 2010

“I am working on clarity around that at the moment. I am currently trying to define what Twitter’s purpose is in the long term.”

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, struggling to write a mission statement for the microblogging enterprise that stays under 140 characters, The Telegraph, 26 November 2010

IF THERE’S A PLATFORM, SOMEONE’S TAKING A DIVE

May 24, 2010

“When we discuss the future of Twitter, we focus on the mechanisms through which we can build a platform of enduring value.”

Dick Costolo, Twitter’s chief obfuscating officer, explaining to thick-minded ad slingers exactly who gets to make money around these here tweets, Twitter Blog, 24 May 2010

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