Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is stepping down from Twitter, and Twitter cofounder and Square CEO Jack Dorsey will be interim CEO.
Costolo’s departure didn’t come as too much of a surprise for those who follow Twitter closely. During his tenure, Twitter’s growth stagnated and the company struggled to appeal to new users, despite a number of updates that were geared toward making the “global town square” more accessible to people unfamiliar with 140-character bursts.
Wall Street was unimpressed with Twitter’s performance as of late, and venture capitalist and Twitter investor Chris Sacca recently wrote a widely-shared blog post about the changes Twitter desperately needed to make.
Twitter will commence its search for a new CEO, but in the meantime, Twitter users were going all-in on the Dick and Jack jokes.
has anybody noted yet how “dick” and “jack” can be construed to be sexual— matt weinberger (@gamoid) June 11, 2015
@Slade dick out, jack in'— Cooper Fleishman (@_Cooper) June 11, 2015
Twitter Pulls Dick Move https://t.co/XW5P3fp4Ka— Eric Geller (@ericgeller) June 11, 2015
Wall Street was pleased with the announcement. Twitter stock spiked after hours following the news that Costolo would be stepping down.
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