Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

IT MUST BE JELLY BECAUSE JARGON DON’T SHAKE

January 21, 2014

“Once I realized what it was, I realized Jelly was really kind of a productization of my own personality, because I really enjoy helping people.”

Twitter cofounder Biz Stone, riffing on his new jam, Bloomberg West, 21 January 2014

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 SUBLIME AND THE RIDICULOUS

April 27, 2012

“We go to Twitter for breaking news, not Facebook. If it’s important, we’ll toss it onto Twitter right away. We go to Facebook only when it’s transcendent.”

Eric Carvin, the Associated Press’s social media editor, on the transcendent news-sharing power of the world’s biggest baby-photo repository, Digiday, 26 April 2012.

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