Linda Yaccarino thanked Elon Musk on Twitter for choosing her as the new CEO of the business.
Yaccarino will start working for Twitter in the next six weeks after Musk nominated her as the company’s new CEO on Friday. She left NBCUniversal on the same day after serving the media giant for 12 years in the capacity of chief of advertising sales.
“Thank you, Elon Musk!” Saturday saw tweets from Yaccarino. I’ve long been moved by your determination to forge a better future. I’m eager to work with Twitter to improve this company and bring about this ambition.
Musk, who paid $44 billion for Twitter in October, claimed Yaccarino will concentrate “primarily on business operations, while I focus on product design & new technology,” when he announced his new employee on Friday.
— Linda Yaccarino (@lindayacc) May 13, 2023
Yaccarino noted a dramatic increase in the number of individuals who were following her on Twitter after her appointment, with more than 380,000 people now doing so.
One step closer to Twitter 2.0
The newly appointed Twitter CEO posted, “I see I have some new followers.” “Even though I don’t produce as much content as Elon Musk (yet! ), I’m just as dedicated to the platform’s development. Your opinions are ESSENTIAL to that future. I’m present for everything. Let’s continue the dialogue and create Twitter 2.0 together.
Many are interested to see how much Musk backs off and allows Yaccarino to handle the project as he is known to enjoy being personally involved in whatever project he is associated with.
Concerns were raised about Musk’s selection of Yaccarino in a tweet sent on Friday, citing statements she made during a recent on-stage interview with Musk that suggested she would try to restrict some types of speech on the platform to keep advertisers happy. Musk tweeted in response, “I hear your worries, but don’t judge too early. “I am steadfast in upholding free speech, even if it costs me money.”
It has been an amazing privilege to be a part of Comcast NBCUniversal and manage the most extraordinary team, Yaccarino said in a statement released by the firm to announce his resignation. We changed the business and the sector as a whole.
Many are now curious to see if she will have the same influence on Twitter.
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