Jason Goldman to take an advisory role for the microblogging company at month's end.
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After about three years at the firm, VP of product Jason Goldman will leave Twitter at the end of the month, taking on an advisory role at the microblogging company.
He revealed his plans to leave Twitter's day-to-day operations during a presentation at the LeWeb Conference, and had told his team last week. Goldman, who oversaw the launch of the "New Twitter" earlier this year, did not disclose any of his other future plans, other than telling conference attendees he needed a break. On Wednesday, he discussed his departure on Twitter, naturally.
"Thanks so much everyone at Twitter for the best job I could ever imagine. It's been amazing and I think the future will be even brighter," Goldman tweeted on Wednesday morning.
Goldman, who joined Twitter in 2007, is most proud of three accomplishments during his tenure, he said. They include the strength of the company's product and design team; many of the "unglamorous tasks, like running SQL against the live db to get the number [of] tweets per sec during Election 2008"; and "building a company based on common values like open communication, ambition tempered by humility... [and] bad jokes," he tweeted.
During his time on the LeWeb stage, however, Goldman did not only talk about his departure from Twitter. His session also included a discussion of the site's redesign and the company's ongoing evolution.
"In the future, it will be a new place where innovation can happen, and folks find new ways of moving beyond the tweet, including content from the outside world," Goldman said, according to Mobile Entertainment.
Goldman will work with Twitter to find a replacement. He previously worked with company co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone at Blogger, before Google acquired the company, and remained at Google before rejoining Williams and Stone at Twitter.
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