Twitter to Keep 140-Character Limit, CEO Says

Twitter to Keep 140-Character Limit, CEO Says

Courtesy of Fortune Magazine: Jack Dorsey is now standing behind the beauty of brevity. Twitter’s 140-character tweets are here to stay, chief executive Jack Dorsey said on Friday, ending speculation that the microblogging site might abandon one of its trademark features for a 10,000-character limit. “It’s staying. It’s a good constraint for us and it […]

Can Twitter Make It?

Can Twitter Make It?

Courtesy of Fortune: People outside the technology industry will be puzzled to read Erin Griffith’s outstanding article in the current issue of Fortune about Twitter. They will learn about a company worth a “mere” $12 billion (about half its one-time value) that has more than 300 million users (a fraction of Silicon Valley’s truly successful […]

Can Twitter Find a Reliable Growth Model?

Can Twitter Find a Reliable Growth Model?

Courtesy of Knowledge@Wharton: Twitter’s user growth has stalled, with monthly active users dropping from 307 to 305 million between the third and fourth quarters of last year, and spurring worry about the long-term prospects of the company. Can Twitter become a trailblazing media company akin to Facebook? Or will it face a decline in growth […]

Why ‘Twitter’s Final Days’ Has the Ring of Truth

Why ‘Twitter’s Final Days’ Has the Ring of Truth

Courtesy of Time: Even if the site doesn’t disappear, it will have to change fundamentally Twitter is a land of inside jokes. A persistent one over the last several months has been that users are witnessing the social network’s last days. There is now a palpable anxiety about Twitter’s future, made worse by recent turns […]

Facing complex challenges, Twitter should focus on its strengths

Facing complex challenges, Twitter should focus on its strengths

Courtesy of The Guardian: CEO Jack Dorsey’s turnaround effort has seen the social networking firm’s shares fall 41% since October. Perhaps it should stop trying to be what it is not! Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, dug deep at an emergency morale-boosting session at the company’s San Francisco headquarters on Thursday, urging staff to post […]

How Jack Dorsey Can Recruit Top Talent to Twitter

How Jack Dorsey Can Recruit Top Talent to Twitter

Courtesy of INC.: After its recent shakeup, Twitter needs to give job candidates a place to grow, says the recruiter who introduced Tim Cook to Steve Jobs. Think vision, not chateaubriand. In Silicon Valley’s talent war, nothing succeeds like excess.  Free fitness classes, luxury shuttle services, on-site massage therapy–there’s almost no perk some well-funded startup isn’t […]

After Twitter’s Executive Exodus, What Happens Next?

After Twitter’s Executive Exodus, What Happens Next?

Courtesy of re/code: Twitter is hiring! As Re/code reported on Sunday, a number of top Twitter executives, including its heads of product, engineering and media, are leaving the struggling social communications company. VP of Global Media Katie Stanton, VP of Product Kevin Weil and VP of Engineering Alex Roetter are all out, and their departures […]