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Twitter Adds Former Pearson CEO Marjorie Scardino to Its Board

Marjorie ScardinoTwitter, which has been looking to add a woman to its board of directors for some time, has pulled the trigger.

Former Pearson CEO Marjorie Scardino joined the board yesterday, and will stay on through at least 2014, Twitter announced via an SEC filing today.

Here’s Scardino’s first tweet, sent out this morning.

(Image courtesy of Pearson.com)


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus