On Friday's Today show, Matt Lauer interviewed Twitter CEO Dick Costolo. While the conversation skimmed the surface of revealing any actual information – Twitter is so hip and cool! Sometimes people send mean tweets! Man everyone there is young! – Costolo subtly tried to smooth over the company's "woman problem" with one of his comments.
When Lauer asked Costolo who he wanted the most as a user on Twitter, using the phrase "who's the white whale?", this was Costolo's response:
I would say it's the collection of female comedians. It's Melissa McCarthy, it's Tina Fey, it's Amy Poehler. I should be able to use some of my pull from my Chicago improvisation days to get a few of 'em onto the platform — and I'll make that my goal.