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Snoop Dogg wants to be Twitter's new CEO

Technically Incorrect: The famous proponent of relaxation and enjoying life insists he is the right man for the job.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


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Vote now. Twitter's a democracy, right? Snoog Dogg/VEVO screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

On Thursday, microblogging social media giant Twitter, which has been a touch financially confounding, announced that its wisecracking CEO Dick Costolo was stepping down in favor of a more somber temporary CEO, Jack Dorsey.

But this job calls neither for humor, nor for suave, handsome looks exclusively. It calls for both.

This is clear in the mind of one candidate who has thrown his bucket hat into the ring. I speak of course of Snoop Dogg.

He announced his candidacy in the only way he could: on Twitter.

His words were statesmanlike, but definitive: "Im ready to lead @Twitter." As every presidential candidate know, words are not enough. You need a hashtag. Therefore, Snoop offered #SnoopForCEO.

Naturally, this hashtag is already garlanded with message of support, all from people who haven't got a clue how to fix Twitter, but are confident that Snoop must know.

However, I foresee one possible obstacle.

Last year, influential libertarian investor Peter Thiel suggested that Twitter was a horribly managed company because there's " probably a lot of pot-smoking there."

I would like, at this point, to offer my own candidacy as Snoop Dogg's campaign manager. Listen, Snoop. Here's what we're going to say: "Sure, there's been pot-smoking there. But they've been smoking inferior quality, second rate material they must have got from somewhere like Sausalito."

We can win, Snoop. We can. Who are they going to put up against us? Justin Bieber?

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Who else will step up? Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET