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Apple's Scott Forstall creates Twitter account

updated 10:00 am EDT, Wed July 14, 2010

Company still sidestepping social networking

The senior VP of iOS software at Apple, Scott Forstall, has joined social networking site Twitter. Though he has made no posts so far, the account has been verified, and he is currently following talk show host Conan O'Brien. Forstall is the first Apple executive known to have an account with a social network, at least one accessible to the public.

The reason for the account is unknown, other than perhaps following O'Brien. Apple has generally resisted personalized social networking for marketing purposes; while the company does have Twitter and Facebook accounts, these are all official ones, largely geared towards highlighting iTunes content. The most direct communication Apple executives have with the public is through CEO Steve Jobs, who will occasionally send brief replies to e-mails.




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  1. gskibum3

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    LOL

    Who cares?

  1. TomSawyer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -2

    D@mn editors

    Don't scare us like that. Title should read "Apple Exec opens public Twitter account." Your subject line could make people think Forstall was leaving Apple to work for Twitter. Would it hurt you to use a sixth word in your title?

  1. Foe Hammer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    Wow! What Incredible News!

    Next thing you know he'll be Googling for information and ordering merchandise from various websites. Do keep us posted.

  1. wrenchy

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Slow day


    at Macnn I see.

  1. TomSawyer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    Thanks Ed

    Nice to know you read posts and may respond to requests.

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