Amazing that in February 2011, the guy in charge of “social” for the most well-known and innovative company on the internet, Vic Gundotra, still thought this way:
I tweeted a tweet about two companies that went viral, went very very viral and made a lot of headline news. And honestly, I didn’t anticipate that my comments would be interpreted in the way they were interpreted.
I thought I was speaking to a relatively small number of people who followed me, a developer-oriented group, and instead it went mainstream. And so, uhm, I’ve curtailed my usage since then.
This is the tweet Gundotra referenced, which itself was a reference to Nokia and Microsoft’s just-announced smartphone partnership:
#feb11 “Two turkeys do not make an Eagle”.— vicgundotra (@vicgundotra) February 9, 2011
He sent four more tweets before his last in July 2011, when apparently Larry Page asked Gundotra to stop using twitter.