Kamdar announced his departure from Twitter via tweet (embedded below):
i'm forever indebted to twitter – the people, the service, and the company.
— Jinen Kamdar (@jinen) May 9, 2017
Kamdar told Anthony Ha of TechCrunch that it was too early for him to know exactly what he would be working on at BuzzFeed, saying he was excited to work with “all these talented writers and producers” and to build tools to “not only create content, but quickly learn how the content is performing,” adding:
When I look at BuzzFeed, what attracts me are the things that make companies like Twitter special, too. They think about everything in first principles. Because it’s a pure digital media play, they basically embraced the internet and mobile and social in a way that is unrivaled in the media industry.
Ha reported that Kamdar will split time between BuzzFeed’s offices in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, reporting to publisher Dao Nguyen and succeeding Chris Johanesen, who is now principal product manager.
Image courtesy of Jinen Kamdar’s Twitter account.