It seems Twitter's new chief financial officer hasn't gotten the hang of Twitter just yet.
Twitter CFO Anthony Noto committed a classic Twitter error by accidentally tweeting out a suggestion that Twitter should buy a company, in what looks like a classic case of DM Fail. Noto is one of Twitter's newest prize hires, and as a Goldman Sachs banker, helped take the company public.
Noto is, of course, not the first high-profile user to accidentally tweet out what would otherwise be a direct message. And not long after he made the faux pas, one of the best-known casualties of the DM fail stepped in to joke about it.
A Twitter representative said the company had no comment, but merger and acquisition conversations are basically business as usual for a company like Twitter. The company, as it is trying to figure out how to improve its user-facing products and re-ignite its user growth.
Twitter's share price was unchanged in extended trading Monday evening following the DM fail.
(h/t Kevin Roose)
Matthew Lynley is a business reporter for BuzzFeed News in San Francisco. Lynley reports on Silicon Valley and the tech industry.
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