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This article was published on August 23, 2012

Twitter engineer: This Tumblr business just stinks


Twitter engineer: This Tumblr business just stinks
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As we reported earlier, Twitter has pulled the plug on Tumblr’s friend-finder feature. I feel like it’s a huge, baffling, mistake, and it seems like I’m not the only one.

Alex Choi, an engineer at Twitter, responded to a tweet defending the company with this:

Does that sound like a company that has all of its ducks in a row, has everyone on board, or is running in a million different directions? I think it’s the latter, and it’s not impressive whatsoever.

Where’s the CEO during all of this?

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