Twitter is down today, at least acting like a grumpy kid who doesn’t want respond to your calls. And while I was still at it the news I got was of Evan Williams, the co-founder of Twitter has taken a bow from the CEO seat.
The surprise is big enough and even more because he asked Twitter’s COO, Dick Costolo to take charge as the new CEO. Talk about handing over the reigns. I am not sure why he did so, but any change is good enough if it brings about positivity. Williams will of course stay on board but will focus his attentions on product strategy, who knows perhaps the absence of a business plan is missed. I guess it will prove good as Williams, being the co-founder knows exactly what the core values of Twitter are and what needs to be done to further improve it in every way.
From Twitter’s own blog:
This led to a realization as we launched the new Twitter. I am most satisfied while pushing product direction. Building things is my passion, and I’ve never been more excited or optimistic about what we have to build.
This is why I have decided to ask our COO, Dick Costolo, to become Twitter’s CEO. Starting today, I’ll be completely focused on product strategy.
Lets hope things turn out as planned and Williams achieves the desired satisfaction with product strategy.