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Jack Dorsey's Mom Wins Best Mom Twitter Profile Ever

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and Diane von Furstenberg, via Getty
Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and Diane von Furstenberg, via Getty

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Diane von Furstenberg loves herself some technology, so we imagine she was pretty psyched when she got the chance to interview Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey at FastCompany's Innovation Uncensored conference in New York last April.

Actually, the two buddies interviewed each other, and the current issue of the magazine has an abbreviated transcript. Things we learned: DVF would make a bad employee, Jack Dorsey's parents fell in love over pizza, and Marcia Dorsey has the most awesome Twitter profile of all mom's everywhere. Here's a

Dorsey: When I was first starting Twitter [with Biz Stone and Evan Williams], we had all this flack about, well, no one really wants to know about what you had for breakfast. And I am someone who tweets about what they had for breakfast. For most of the world it's useless; it's maybe so useless that it's offensive. But it's very useful for one person and that's my mother. She loves seeing every single day that I'm eating breakfast.

DVF: Oh, that's sweet. What's her Twitter?

Dorsey: @MarciaDorsey.

DVF: Okay, I'll follow your mother.

Dorsey: She will love that, she will love that.

On a whim, we checked out Marcia Dorsey's Twitter feed, and it is surprisingly amazing. Girl gets it. In addition to an average of 10 or so tweets a day, lots of Twit pics (no Insta... obviously), and a handful of plugs for her son's new e-commerce platform Square, her profile reads: "Mother of @jack... Does that make me the grandmother of Twitter?" Marcia Dorsey, bringing the sass and setting the bar for mom Twitter accounts everywhere.
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