Description: Shakeup comes as new CEO Jack Dorsey tries to make Twitter exciting again.
Source: Ars Technica
Date: January 27, 2016
Late on Sunday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey confirmed that four of the company’s top executives will be departing. Additionally, the head of Vine—Twitter’s short-form video sharing service—is also leaving the company, to rejoin Google. The exodus, it would seem, has begun.
The four executives departing Twitter are: Kevin Weil (head of product); Katie Jacobs Stanton (head of media); Alex Roetter (head of engineering); and Skip Schipper (head of HR). According to Dorsey, the four will be taking some “well-deserved time off.” According to Recode, some of the departures were by choice, while some were asked to resign.
Questions for discussion:
1. Why do you think a Twitter Exodus is occurring?
2. Are you an avid Twitter user? Do you use it more than any other social media platform? If so, why?