We’re not saying that is definitely the reason that co-founder of Twitter Evan Williams has decided to step down from the big job of CEO. I mean people are floating ideas of creative differences, a new direction for Twitter, and allowing more hard-headed business people in at the top, but I think the source of the problem can be found by visiting @Ev‘s Twitter page.
Tech visionary he may be, but a wit he is not. Maybe it just got too embarrassing to have tweets like this at the top levels of new media’s coolest most-happening brand:
or like this piece of earthy wisdom:
Colleagues remember other gems from @Ev like: “eating a croissant while I wait for a breakfast meeting”. Somehow the developing visionary just didn’t get the what makes the “good chat” side of Twitter.
Evan Williams founded Twitter with Biz Stone five years ago and is now ceding place to Dick Costolo @dickc who scores slightly better on the amusing tweets front with no glaringly bad ones on his homepage though several about baseball. We think it’s a step forward.
PS: Please don’t take this too personally Ev and close our Twitter accounts – we still think you’re an inspirational entrepreneur… :)