Twitter founder Biz Stone flips the bird

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is the latest top dog at the micro-blogging outfit to join in the company's corporate game of Hokey-Cokey.

Of the original founders, Jack Doresy has been out, and in again in the last few months, Evan Williams in then out, and now Biz Stone is shaking it all about having announced his departure, although he says he will still be consulting with the company on an as-needed basis just to add to the confusion.

Apparently, Stone is hooking up with Williams on a secret project based around he company which gave birth to Twitter in the first place called Obvious.

The rebooted outfit is playing its cards close to its chest offering only the following statement:

The Obvious Corporation makes systems that help people work together to improve the world. The proliferation of technology can seem superfluous, but with the right approach, technology can benefit individuals, organizations, and society. We are relaunching the company that originally incubated Twitter with a high level of commitment to making a difference and developing products that matter.

Biz Stone, Evan Williams and a third ex-Twitterer Jason Goldman will head up the mysterious outfit.

Despite showing a remarkable ability to attract venture capital cash, Twitter has failed to monetise its popularity, so we wouldn't be surprised to see a close competitor being hatched in the not-too-distant future.