Dick Costolo

Dick Costolo is the current CEO of Twitter and was its former COO. He took over as CEO from Evan Williams in October 2010.
Posts about Dick Costolo
  • The Social Media Revolution: Make Money Or Die

    … are an ocean away. Similarly, many social media platforms are undergoing a quiet revolution. This is represented by the change in sales management at Pinterest and by Twitter’s CEO, Dick Costolo stepping down. Scratch beneath the surface and you’ll see that for investors, these sites aren’t generating sales fast enough to justify their high…

    Heidi Cohen/ Heidi Cohenin Social Facebook Twitter- 11 readers -
  • WAM Analyzes Twitter Abuse Reports for Patterns, Problems

    … Twitter has a problem: Much like other popular social networks, there is a seedy subculture that thrives on trolling and abusing other users. Efforts to address this problem have had unintended consequences, and Twitter CEO Dick Costolo openly admitted that the social network is not great at handling abuse. In November, Twitter granted…

    AllTwitterin Social Facebook Twitter- 14 readers -
  • Time for #Twitter CEO ‘to go’, Says Harvard Business Professor

    … Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is having something of an annus horribilis. Twitter’s stock is down 40 percent for the year. Interest in the platform is declining worldwide. When Costolo’s family trust sold the last of their Twitter shares earlier this month, investors didn’t like it – so much so that Twitter’s stock price rallied when rumours started…

    Shea Bennett/ AllTwitterin Social- 4 readers -
  • 5 things we learned about Twitter in 2014

    …) who have built $25B+ companies that double revenue each year is remarkably low. — Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) November 7, 2014 It’s about the influence, stupid Twitter’s main rebuttal to such criticisms has been to emphasize how outsized its cultural influence is relative to the size of its user base. Twitter execs routinely stress that tweets…

    John Mcdermott/ Digidayin Social Twitter- 13 readers -
  • Twitter Will Track The Mobile Apps Users Have Downloaded

    …” suggestions and unearth more relevant tweets, accounts and other content to serve in users’ timelines. That would play nicely with Twitter’s “instant timeline” plan – an effort to improve the experience for new users by giving them more engaging content as soon as they sign up — that CEO Dick Costolo shared this month. Such initiatives are seen as crucial…

    Martin Beck/ Marketing Landin Social Twitter- 5 readers -
  • Twitter Now Lets You Share & Discuss Tweets Privately

    … Twitter enhanced its back-channel discussion options today, enabling users to share and discuss tweets via direct message. Now people will be able to send copies of tweets and comment on them out of the public eye. It’s not an earth-shattering change but it tightens a system that Twitter executives admitted was lacking. Twitter CEO Dick…

    Martin Beck/ Marketing Landin Social Twitter- 9 readers -
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