Episode 181. Twitter’s New COO

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Dick Costolo, the C.O.O. of Twitter, talks about his sordid past as an improv comedian in such shows as Modern Problems in Science, and answers all (one) of your tech support questions. Featuring scandalous fourth-grade revelations, dirty secrets about stand-up and computer science, the value of improv training in the business world, a special appearance by Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along-Blog), how Twitter is finally making money, and the ongoing democratization of social media. (UPDATE: Dick was promoted to C.E.O. of Twitter in October 2010, only months after this interview. Coincidence? You decide.) (MP3. Length 23:50)