The Future Of Twitter (A Post Jack Dorsey Experience)

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Every Tuesday – for just a few minutes – I join Heather Backman (my old buddy from her days on CHOM FM) on the air at Jack 103 (Rogers Sports & Media) to give a quick blast about the current state of technology, media and Internet culture. We’re calling the segment Tech Tuesday (and we do it in just a few minutes).

What is Tech Tuesday?

If you ever find yourself wondering… What, exactly, is the point of TikTok? How can I make myself look better on a Zoom? Reddit? What’s that about? How do I help my kids be safer online? Who’s the latest creator and streamer that I should be checking out?

You are not alone.

This is what Heather Backman and I discussed this morning over on Jack 103 FM for a couple of minutes:

Jack Dorsey Steps Down as Twitter CEO, Board Unanimously Appoints CTO Parag Agrawal as Successor – Twitter.

Twitter founder, Jack Dorsey, announced that he is stepping down as head of the social media platform, effective immediately. Parag Agrawal, Twitter’s Chief Technology Officer will take over. Dorsey is a Steve Jobs-like character who was both CEO of Twitter and Square, his digital payments behemoth. As if that wasn’t enough to rattle the cages of Silicon Valley, Parag has already made some executive changes, while Square is changing its name (much like Facebook did to Meta) to Block. Is this all a PR play or is there something brewing that might be change in the Valley (and for the world)?

“I’ve decided to leave Twitter because I believe the company is ready to move on from its founders. My trust in Parag as Twitter’s CEO is deep. His work over the past 10 years has been transformational. I’m deeply grateful for his skill, heart, and soul. It’s his time to lead,” said Dorsey.

How do you think this will impact the future of Twitter?

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Once the segment goes live on Jack 103, I will post it here for you to listen in, learn, share and engage….

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