Twitter has got a new CEO and it's not Elon Musk's Shiba Inu Floki. Linda Yaccarino has been confirmed as the new CEO of Twitter. Musk made the announcement with a tweet saying that Yaccarino will be focusing on the business side of Twitter's operations while he focuses on product design and new technology.
I am excited to welcome Linda Yaccarino as the new CEO of Twitter!@LindaYacc will focus primarily on business operations, while I focus on product design & new technology.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 12, 2023
Looking forward to working with Linda to transform this platform into X, the everything app. https://t.co/TiSJtTWuky
Yaccarino has resigned as the Chairperson of global advertising and partnerships at NBCUniversal. The advertising veteran is known for making NBCU $100 billion in ad sales in the past 11 years of her working there. She's also on the board of the World Economic Forum.
Yaccarino's appointment as the CEO of Twitter is in line with most tech leaders choosing industry insiders to oversee business operations. But Elon Musk's decision stands out for a few reasons.
I see I have some new followers👀...👋 I’m not as prolific as @elonmusk (yet!), but I’m just as committed to the future of this platform.— Linda Yaccarino (@lindayacc) May 13, 2023
Your feedback is VITAL to that future. I’m here for all of it.
Let’s keep the conversation going and build Twitter 2.0 together!
The NEW CEO Of Twitter?— Mario Nawfal (@MarioNawfal) May 12, 2023
Linda Yaccarino, a potential new CEO for Twitter, is an executive at NBC Universal and holds a position at the World Economic Forum.
Last month, during an interview with Elon, Yaccarino encouraged him to allow advertisers to have influence on the… pic.twitter.com/zaTBDlJRbr
I stand corrected, I always admit it when I do. I was notified that I had to view the “organizations” tab on LinkedIn to verify that Linda Yaccarino is an Executive Chair on the WEF. I no longer approve of Elon Musk’s Twitter CEO choice. I’m ready for the ‘I told you so’ now. pic.twitter.com/2PmUGzQA2Z— Dom Lucre | Breaker of Narratives (@dom_lucre) May 12, 2023
The new CEO of @Twitter, Linda Yaccarino (@lindayacc), who was appointed by @elonmusk, does not seem to know what she's talking about when it comes to 'fake news.' She believes that fake news does not come from 'trusted' and 'traditional' sources. She hasn't read about the Hunter… pic.twitter.com/CHtYPa0VET— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) May 14, 2023
Hey @elonmusk here’s an idea for our new partnership: Periscope for #Paris2024. Let’s just go hi-res first…😉 🇺🇸🇫🇷🥇 https://t.co/Np7Bz709cv pic.twitter.com/24KTknXVJi— Linda Yaccarino (@lindayacc) May 3, 2023
It needs to be seen what becomes of Twitter or X, the everything app with Linda Yaccarino in the fold.