I decided not to stay on through the acquisition. I'm no longer with Gnip/Twitter. There was no drama around the decision. It was the right choice for me, though it is of course bittersweet.
I have no plans to "do it again." I have been trying to stoke a fire in me around some creative stuff for awhile now though, and I'm enjoying that, and I am looking forward to more of it.
The list of people to thank is too long for this post; I'll get to you.
This has been one of the most fulfilling and powerful experiences of my life. I got to spend six years with amazing people working on incredible stuff. I'm so grateful for that.
Ironically I'm a small investor in bounce.io. I don't know what the firstname.lastname@example.org email bounce will eventually look like, but I am certain it won't look as it should; bounce.io is fixing that!