Linda Yaccarino has tweeted her because of Elon Musk for appointing her as the corporate’s new CEO.
Musk named Yaccarino as the brand new Twitter chief on Friday and she is going to start work within the subsequent six weeks. On the identical day, she stepped down as advert gross sales chief at NBCUniversal after 12 years on the media firm.
“Thanks Elon Musk!” Yaccarino tweeted on Saturday. “I’ve lengthy been impressed by your imaginative and prescient to create a brighter future. I’m excited to assist convey this imaginative and prescient to Twitter and remodel this enterprise collectively!”
When saying his new rent on Friday, Musk, who acquired Twitter in October for $44 billion, mentioned Yaccarino will focus “totally on enterprise operations, whereas I deal with product design & new expertise.”
Following her appointment, Yaccarino observed a sudden uptick within the variety of individuals following her Twitter account, with greater than 380,000 individuals at the moment watching her each phrase.
“I see I’ve some new followers,” the incoming Twitter chief tweeted. “I’m not as prolific as Elon Musk (but!), however I’m simply as dedicated to the way forward for this platform. Your suggestions is VITAL to that future. I’m right here for all of it. Let’s maintain the dialog going and construct Twitter 2.zero collectively!”
With Musk identified to be keen on getting instantly concerned in any challenge that he’s linked to, many are eager to see to what extent he takes a again seat and lets Yaccarino get on with the job.
A tweet directed at Musk on Friday expressed considerations over his resolution to select Yaccarino, citing feedback she made throughout a current on-stage interview with Musk that recommended she may try to restrict sure sorts of speech on the platform to maintain advertisers onside.
“I hear your considerations, however don’t choose too early,” Musk tweeted in response. “I’m adamant about defending free speech, even when it means shedding cash.”
In a press release posted by NBCUniversal saying Yaccarino’s departure from the corporate, Yaccarino mentioned: “It has been an absolute honor to be a part of Comcast NBCUniversal and lead probably the most unimaginable staff. We’ve reworked our firm and the complete business.”
Now many are watching to see if she’ll have an analogous influence at Twitter.