Today is Marissa Mayer’s first day on the job as Yahoo! CEO. Taking the wheel of an apparently sinking ship isn’t going to be an easy task, however upbeat Mayer herself might be about the decision.
Of course going from “employee number 20” at one of the biggest tech companies on earth to heading up a company whose shares have gone into free fall, declining more than 40% in the last five years, was bound to draw reaction from Twitter.
In fact, nearly 12 hours after the announcement first broke, Mayer was still trending globally on Twitter:
We decided to give you a peek at some of the most entertaining tweets around one of tech’s biggest CEO appointments this year:
Marissa Mayer is the new CEO of Yahoo. I still used Google to find out who she is.
— HAL 9000 (@HAL9000_) July 16, 2012
— Darko Martić (@darmar80) July 17, 2012
Marissa Mayer is pregnant and due in October. Yahoo now can boast of atleast one person who’ll surely deliver.
— Ajith (@ajith27) July 17, 2012
Well, that rules out the possibility that Marissa Mayer was drunk when she accepted the Yahoo job offer…
— Rod Begbie (@RodBegbie) July 17, 2012
Marissa Mayer went from Google to Yahoo! She hasn’t said what the next job will be, but let’s just say Tom at Myspace better watch his back.
— Julia Segal (@juliasegal) July 17, 2012
“You’re kidding, right? You don’t mean to tell me you guys actually USE Yahoo Mail at work?” — Marissa Mayer arrives at orientation
— R/GA (@RGA) July 16, 2012
Marissa Mayer joining Yahoo? Bravo. It’s great seeing accomplished people take leadership positions with non-profits.
— D. Keith Casey, Jr. (@CaseySoftware) July 16, 2012
Wow. Google’s Marissa Mayer named CEO of Yahoo. Your grandma’s email client is about to get less cluttered.
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) July 16, 2012
The reason Marissa Mayer was appointed coz she was the only CEO candidatewho could correctly recall her Yahoo Mail password.
— Gabbar singh (@GabbbarSingh) July 17, 2012
Marissa Mayer= badass: “Yes, I will take over and rescue your giant corporation, while gestating and giving birth to a child. Move aside.”
— AlexSteffen (@AlexSteffen) July 17, 2012
Seen any others? Let us know in the comments section.