Im Twitter Blog gab CEO und Twitter Mitgründer Evan Williams heute seinen Rücktritt als CEO von Twitter Inc. bekannt. Er wolle sich in Zukunft der Produkt Strategie von Twitter widmen und habe daher seinen COO Dick Costolo gebeten den Job des Chefs zu übernehmen.
Offenbar ist Williams der Management Aufgaben welche er als CEO zu übernehmen hatte überdrüssig, und möchte sich in Zukunft lieber wieder auf die technische Weiterentwicklung von Twitter konzentrieren:
In fact, there are 300 people working at Twitter today—compared to about 20 when I took the CEO job two years ago. Back then, people were creating about 1.25 million tweets a day—compared to 90 million today. In those same two years, we grew from 3 million registered users to more than 160 million today.
The challenges of growing an organization so quickly are numerous. Growing big is not success, in itself. Success to us means meeting our potential as a profitable company that can retain its culture and user focus while having a positive impact on the world. This is no small task. I frequently reflect on the type of focus that is required from everyone at Twitter to get us there.
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.