Twitter CEO tells University of Michigan grads to be bold, takes their picture and tweets it

May 4, 2013

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo took a picture of thousands of graduates at the University of Michigan - and then tweeted it, of course.

Costolo joked to the crowd that it "should only take a second." The Michigan alumnus was back on campus Saturday to receive an honorary doctor of laws degree. He told graduates to be bold, figure out what they love to do and "go do that."

Costolo says he moved to Chicago after graduating in 1985 and tried his hand at comedy while working at a Crate & Barrel store. He worked at Google before joining Twitter in 2009.

Others getting honorary degrees were historian David McCullough, higher education advocate William Brehm, ballet dancer Suzanne Farrell and business leadership expert Rosabeth Kanter.