Pao Continues to Grovel as Petetion Asking Her to Resign Soars Past 200K Signatures
OK, I have a few updates to get to this evening. The first one is about Ellen Pao, the interim CEO of Reddit (better known to many of you as Chairman Pao). She finally put up a statement on the actual Reddit site last night, after apologizing to the mainstream media first. One would think that she could see what a problem that was, but then again, maybe not. Here’s a snippet from the apology:
“Today, we acknowledge this long history of mistakes. We are grateful for all you do for reddit, and the buck stops with me,” Pao said in a statement posted on the site. “The mods and the community have lost trust in me and in us, the administrators of Reddit.”
Pao said “we screwed up” and acknowledged that the administrators “haven’t communicated well.”
It all seems to be too little, too late. The petition calling for her to step down has now passed 200,000 signatures. While it’s in no way binding, it’s not a good look to have that many people voting no confidence in the leader of your company. Hopefully it hits 300K by the end of the week. Pao needs to go. I think that much is obvious. In fact I would probably clear out all the current leadership, not just her.
I’ll be back with a story on Kamiya in just a minute, so stay tuned for that. I’m trying to play catch-up, since there’s a lot going on. Also, Milo has an update for us on the Big Randi Trilogy: