Twitter’s CEO, Dick Costolo gave an hour-long presentation the University of Michigan recently and during this speech he insisted, yet again, that users will be able to download ALL of their tweets by the end of the year. But is that possible?
Twitter engineers seem to think not. Pretty much everybody writing about this topic seems to think not. So why the impossible challenge? That doesn’t seem very Holiday Spirit-ish.
Is Costolo a grinch?
To those folks who ask you “what’s Twitter?” (your mom) or “what’s so interesting over there?” (usually Facebook people) or for those friends who just need to see what a tweet looks like before making the leap, you can now show them what the hubbub is about, thanks to a new feature headed your way: The ability to email your tweets to those non-tweople.
Chalk this up to yet another reason to want to work at Twitter: early access to cool new blogging platforms.
Sure, the odds were stacked in their favor with the platform being run by one of Twitter’s co-founders, but still. You know you’re jealous.
Wouldn’t you love to go to your high school reunion and say “yeah, I haven’t been up to much . . . still just doing the CEO thing at Twitter.” Bam.
Well, Twitter’s CEO, Dick Costolo could do that. But this post isn’t about high school reunions or showing off – it’s about college (and showing off).
Costolo will be speaking at his alma mater this month, sharing how he became CEO at Twitter. Oh and he was a comedian for a while too, so there are bound to be some funny moments.
Free speech advocates find themselves on a precarious perch when it comes to Twitter. You can’t blame the blue bird for it though, they try their damnedest to protect users, but they have their work cut out for them.
And they’ve just hired a First Amendment pro to help even the odds.
File this one under news that shouldn’t be: There’s a rumor circulating that Twitter is considering adding a (gasp!) woman to its board of directors.
And you know what THAT means. Next thing you know, there will be . . . two.
But wait, let’s slow this crazy train down a bit and see what all the fuss is about.
Earlier today, we heard that Twitter was considering building its own video-hosting technology and now we’ve learned they just acquired a video clip company.
Beware, third party video developers. Beware.