PEJ New Media Index: A High-Profile High-Tech Firing Galvanizes Social Media

Sep 15, 2011

The ousting of Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz was among the leading subjects on both blogs and Twitter last week, with many users supportive of the controversial tech executive.

For the week of September 5-9, the news of Bartz's dismissal was the No. 2 story on Twitter and the No. 4 story on blogs, according to the New Media Index from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.

Most in the tech world either liked or loathed Bartz, who became known for her crass language and her blunt leadership style. Yahoo, which has seen its standing amid web companies plummet the past few years, hired Bartz in 2009 to help turn the company around. So far though, not much headway has been made and Bartz seemed to rub many at Yahoo the wrong way.

Read the full report, A High-Profile High-Tech Firing Galvanizes Social Media, on the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism Web site.

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