Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Bitter Twitter

We have all heard of it. Some of us have used it. Twitter.

It blew up as quickly as other social networking websites, but it did does not cater to the same demographic as other social networking websites like Facebook and Myspace. While reporters, CEOs and other high-profilers use Twitter as a way to get their latest updates on the computer screens of the masses, teenagers make up a small percentage of tweeters.

One former CEO who uses Twitter is Jonathan Schwartz. Schwartz used to be the CEO of Sun Microsystems. Though seemingly made obsolete by applets such as Adobe Flash (formerly Macromedia), some people may recognize (and still use) Sun's Java software. However, a failed open-source project resulted in Sun's share price dropping $277 to $3.49. This resulted in Oracle easily acquiring Sun.

Schwartz did not retire without a joke. His method of choice was not a letter of resignation. He notified the world of his resignation through a tweet on his Twitter page. A haiku, to be exact:

"Financial crisis
Stalled too many customers
CEO no more"

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