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Dare Obasanjo @Carnage4Life Washington, USA

My day job is leading the team behind http://t.co/YcLuFUER8Q and http://t.co/YzvkbJjpUn . Outside that I dabble in mobile apps and blogging.

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Joined Twitter 12/19/07

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@bubba 1M DAU before series A? That's why we can't have nice things @anildash move fast & break the law. #disruptionFor every Stack Overflow question there're always a bunch of high quality answers such as these ๐Ÿ˜ƒ https://t.co/Sq8vAlS1SU๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ https://t.co/T4v8VGGlBQ @davemcclure Twitter doesn't need Apple/Amazon to get app install/product ad inventory. Getting advertisers doesn't seem to be big problemRapid growth is a sign that you've built a good product/business not the end goal of itself. VCs have entrepreneurs chasing wrong goals @davemcclure interested in how Apple or Amazon could improve Twitter's monetization. Either way acquisition best deal for investors & VCs
2/11
2016
@netmeg @BingAds performance data should be mostly caught up except for conversions. More at https://t.co/19l1As2FDJ U have our apologies @mathewi I think we need to retire this image. ๐Ÿ™† @alex @Jason quaint to think there was a time getting to 25 million users was game changing.Still believe Twitter's problem is framing itself as Facebook competitor. Almost $3B/year is nothing to sneeze at ๐Ÿ˜ค https://t.co/19bKHM2gsJ @joshelman I truly wonder if lack of news feed relevance has been a leading cause of churn versus online abuse, character limits, etc
2/10
2016
@Mel66 @BingAds not yet. The team is working hard to fix this problem. ๐Ÿ˜ž
2/9
2016
Fastest rising startup @SlackHQ, accepted by these amazing engineers. https://t.co/SKzl1kersu
Retweeted by Dare ObasanjoTwo is a coincidence, three is a trend. Tech unicorns beginning to face repercussions of growth first, ethics last. https://t.co/nB2vWPd9OVCraziest item from internal email after Zenefits CEO firing is company values changed to "operate with integrity" https://t.co/IfwfXPYDmoReally terrible @Recode article tries to make meaningless distinction between FB & Snapchat https://t.co/ffCgOG2opZ https://t.co/uZ8jqg2BE2
2/8
2016
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Retweeted by Dare ObasanjoIt's over #SB50 https://t.co/CgQNaTB3TEHelen Mirren Fulfills Court-Ordered Sentence For Recent DUI #SB50
Retweeted by Dare ObasanjoDefinitely the most cringeworthy ad of #SB50 https://t.co/2n8koQmfEVGotta admit the #Pokemon20 ad was ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ https://t.co/YdGmScyYaNTwitter's biggest problem is that it's execs act & message that Facebook is the competition and react out of envy https://t.co/hIthPhAO77that "buy a mortgage on your phone ad" is going to be a centerpiece of the opening montage to THE BIG SHORT 2
Retweeted by Dare Obasanjo#Skittles commercial and #puppymonkeybaby were conceived on the same acid trip....
Retweeted by Dare Obasanjo"lol they actually went for it. that's wild" - the agency that pitched puppymonkeybaby
Retweeted by Dare ObasanjoHyundai should ask their ad agency for a refund ๐Ÿ™ˆ #SB50Rush Hour TV show? Flush that shit.
Retweeted by Dare ObasanjoHonestly I've found 140 character limit & lack of editing to be more frustrating on Twitter than fact feed isn't ranked. To each their own ๐Ÿ™„Key question is if a chronological feed is so bad for Twitter, why has it worked so well for Instagram? ๐Ÿค” #RIPTtwitterBrilliant post by Quora CEO of pros & cons of Twitter going from time ordered to algorithmic feed. https://t.co/SUHaCVgWP0 @sarahkendzior surely in his millions of supporters there can be both misogynists and well adjusted males that feminists find attractive? โ˜บ
2/7
2016
If you've ever wondered why Twitter changes often seem like they're made by people who don't understand the product https://t.co/kZPfqLsRgsReading about GitHub's struggles to retain employees & culture as it grows, struck by fact Google scaled its culture https://t.co/tyTfuDQBNI
2/6
2016
@stevegillmor and not Google given that logic?Thought Google stock dropping like a rock after blowout quarter was crazy. Then I saw LinkedIn & Tableau ๐Ÿ˜ฑ https://t.co/8FlbqYeHbM
2/5
2016
Slack & Facebook take concrete steps to bring diversity to leadership ranks with Rooney rule https://t.co/0z2mzbzksL https://t.co/VsmFdZbCtF
2/4
2016
@michellemsem @BingAds shoot me a mail with details. We had some stats issues yesterday but they should be resolved now.
2/3
2016
So Tumblr was actually worth $770 million not $1 billion? That's still higher than I thought. https://t.co/vIFh8F8fJEFacebook is valued at $326 billion and worth more than Exxon Mobil. Remember when people freaked out at $15B value? https://t.co/icuDfsWX4IThere are now 4 tech companies more valuable than Exxon Mobile which used to be the most valuable company on Earth https://t.co/ROGkTAHFME @anildash if you keep looking for something to be outraged about you'll always find it ๐Ÿ˜ŠOn demand startups that add a service/delivery fee to existing prices are not an "Uber of X". Using scale to reduce costs makes you an UberGreat post on startups taking wrong lesson on Uber. Their magic is more convenient AND cheaper than taxis https://t.co/0ReSFwSAHCYet the tech industry "meritocracy" can't find women who can use PHP, design mobile apps or invest in startups? https://t.co/5dpWs6YjI7The problem with asking web development questions on Stack Overflow these days. #programming #funny https://t.co/7ZfHmUcJvjHat tip to whoever owns https://t.co/0WG3N6Xgpg
2/2
2016
โ€œNo one remembers who came in second.โ€ โ€“ Walter Hagen
Retweeted by Dare ObasanjoRemember Facebook announced it'll shut down @ParseIt last week? Azure welcomes Parse developers with migration tips https://t.co/TmLp3pFOQjGoogle has 7 services with 1B monthly active users; Gmail, Search, Chrome, Android, Maps, YouTube and Google Play ๐Ÿ˜ฎ https://t.co/ZLOkcuV5ap @fmbutt they are giving things away for $0 to the consumers. Monetization of the services is orthogonal to being able to consume for free โ˜บ @fmbutt Google Search, Facebook and Instagram would disagree. :)If you're building consumer software then "mobile first" is the only sensible strategy. Enterprise a different beast https://t.co/SvIMSEJShUReading "Why Mobile First is Outdated" aka "Don't forget office workers are stuck at PCs 8 hrs/day" https://t.co/yqi4bgcGVA #insightfulIs there a name for the trend of drawing mythical creatures out of stock charts? I like it, carry on Internet https://t.co/gignVPIfYWThis is the coolest video you will see today. https://t.co/Bx5LATTxio
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2/1
2016
Data driven analysis is only as useful as the data. Nate Silver screwed by assuming prior elections were predictive https://t.co/zUY08Cp3ZsAmazing feeling to see how we've converted the doubters.Major๐Ÿ”‘is stay hungry & focused. They can't stop us #bingads https://t.co/PLK293Eni6
1/29
2016
my faith is important to me. i follow the teachings of jesus, who once said โ€œincrease the pentagon budget so we can bomb more people"
Retweeted by Dare ObasanjoWow, Facebook is shutting down Parse. A gigantic middle finger to all the apps that built on this platform ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ˜ท https://t.co/kX6hdIkKGC @andrewbunner @jsmarr Piketty style taxes and more will be needed to pay for basic income. That part would address wealth inequality ๐Ÿ˜Azure revenue up 140%. Search revenue from #BingAds up 21%. Microsoft is killing it in the cloud https://t.co/JXphyRsp2Y @andrewbunner @jsmarr whether strings attached or not doesn't change the speciousness of global minimum wage as wealth inequality fixLast quarter Twitter was still losing money on $2B/year in revenue. Question is if future is better monetization or hope for more users? @MITorres yup, added features but no meaningful evolution in yearsI just published โ€œTwitter isnโ€™t viral: The story of why the social network stopped growingโ€ https://t.co/OApDw3UJoI
1/28
2016
@jsmarr @RBReich if the best we can aspire to is techies making six figures & everyone else on minimum wage, then maybe we can do betterBest analysis of Twitter's growth problem. Bottom line: Facebook (and Instagram) has more interesting news feed https://t.co/zNXkTO5x87 ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ•Only in Silicon Valley is paying everyone minimum wage considered a key solution to wealth inequality #basicincome ๐Ÿ˜‹ https://t.co/1qofGQFjIYGotta โค๏ธ all the terrible punditry about Twitter's problems being it's hard to use when Snapchat is incomprehensible https://t.co/HmbOuzChYOGotta love Kanye. In the middle of a rant about how much Wiz Khalifa sucks he stops to compliment his outfit, https://t.co/9MXHMXYOGl @marshallk @dailydot strange to argue that only one race can discriminate against others. Counterproductive in bringing people together.Bloomberg wrote an article about Facebook replacing the Like button with reactions. Odd intro for the guy behind it https://t.co/tjqJMQnc0T @marshallk @dailydot wow. That article was dumb.The difference is that Snapchat is fun. A lot of the time, Twitter isn't. https://t.co/rrsYZZ9U9Y
1/27
2016
@BenBajarin @jandawson quantify that they can monetize better than Facebook? Looking forward to the data @BenBajarin @jandawson any evidence that Twitter users are more profitable than any other social media property besides wishful thinking? ๐Ÿ˜ŠOscar committee accidentally hit upon the reality that encouraging diversity means redistributing power/privilege from one group to anotherMotion Picture Academy changes membership rules to encourage diversity and gets accused of ageism #YouCantWin https://t.co/1149nFONIISad to think Twitter in such a mess that 4 execs leave and PR claims they were fired then CEO says they quit *sigh* https://t.co/VOX0B1d4rBTrending topics on Twitter is terrible compared to FB.FB gives you news digest Twitter gives you no context hashtags https://t.co/RHVc1QppAp
1/26
2016
Twitter share price is at $17. It was $52 in April. ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ’€ #LifeComesAtYouFast https://t.co/rtlhMi9PWz
1/25
2016
@tanehisicoates I can't imagine what would end racism but wouldn't count taxpayer $ being spent to pay back black folk for slavery as one ๐Ÿ˜Š @tanehisicoates odd to say European policies havent vanquished racism then argue for reparations which only stoke it https://t.co/YZPUTOs0K6Ugh. The schadenfreude articles pointing out deflating unicorn & tech IPO valuations are coming fast & heavy. https://t.co/H6gjAFyVECSaturday Night Live takes Stallone being the only one from Creed nominated for an Oscar to logical conclusion ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ https://t.co/iplrVemtZhTech IPOs like Etsy,Box & Fitbit underperforming mkt (https://t.co/IzMEZtdzET) it's no surprise private cos take hit https://t.co/5PSET9cCll
1/24
2016
That's a lot of money from a "free" OS at an impressive profit margin https://t.co/9WlVhGH1DvWe started with a simple question: โ€œCan we do it faster?โ€ See what the #Bing team has been up to: https://t.co/M4XLHkuAwG
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1/22
2016
Tech recruiting's diversity pipeline problem:Only recruit from certain schools or seek privilege based backgrounds https://t.co/F71t4aPUmEGreat comment on tech hiring & minorities. ROI of recruiting outside MIT/Stanford/IIT is challenge for diversity https://t.co/CzHriaB9xL
1/21
2016
Wondering how the Academy saw Creed and decided Sylvester Stallone the only one worth getting an award? As absurd as Martian's comedy GG win @DaveMcLauchlan @tdaxp I'm confused. Being a teacher's assistant wasn't my career yet I got paid and got an education @DaveMcLauchlan @tdaxp why doesn't it make sense for them to get paid as students? I got paid as a student tutor & teacher's assistantWhenever I hear people argue against paying college athletes I think of this https://t.co/n5YRcBWbAbMost pointless remake? @zephoria it's not just you https://t.co/z2kYZlXk4F
1/20
2016
@iterateiterate @BingAds @carlyobscura when last did you try to set up revenue tracking with the conversion pixel? We improved it last fallCrazy how much Pando Daily seems to dislike tech companies yet makes a living writing about them - https://t.co/EWNdSlMjmu @adwords too late,already moved to @BingAds better customer service & how the hell I was paying you for the same keyword 10 times more ??!!
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1/14
2016
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