Robert Iger, the chairman and CEO of Disney, quietly launched a public Twitter account last month, remembering the departed Steve Jobs on his February 24th birthday. Since then, Iger, who has a verified account has had just three other tweets:
Interesting, from our perspective, is who he follows from ESPN. Iger follows the corporate SportsCenter account, as well as the feed for The Undefeated.
The lone ESPN talent he follows? Jemele Hill, who has the distinct honor of being the 2nd account followed by the CEO, after Eater LA. (Robin Roberts, who was at ESPN for years but now anchors Good Morning America, is also one of Iger’s 29 follows.)
A couple caveats: 1) It’s presumable that this is not Iger’s first foray into Twitter, and that he’s at least passively observed it from a private account for years, and 2) It’s not necessarily Iger who is operating the follows.