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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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work