The story of how one blogger who loves blogging became a media giant and its chief executive has left the company.
The Globe and Mail broke the story Thursday.
Matt Yglesias, whose website, The Boing Boing Blog, has been described by critics as the “world’s biggest blogosphere,” is leaving the company after more than three decades.
The news comes as a surprise to Ygleias, who has been an outspoken critic of Twitter’s aggressive management of its massive audience, which has attracted hundreds of millions of daily visitors.
The site has been a magnet for the world’s best bloggers and has attracted legions of new readers and subscribers, who have become its most loyal readers, and its most valuable assets.
It has attracted tens of millions more visitors to the site in the last three years, and is one of the fastest-growing online platforms in the world.
Yglyias, 62, said Thursday he plans to spend the next year building the new company.
It is unclear how much he will leave in the new firm.
Y glesias said in a statement that he will continue to publish content on the site.
He said he is proud of its success and will be forever grateful to everyone who has supported it.
Y gramesias has been at the helm of The Boed Boing for more than 30 years.
It began in 1999, after a friend brought him to a small office in San Francisco’s Mission District.
The Boerboing blog has been called the “buzziest thing you’ve never seen on the Internet.”
Y gleias started The Boings from a desk in his apartment and began writing articles for it, a role that helped him make his fortune.
The company has since grown into a company that owns more than 2 million Twitter followers, has millions of blog posts and a global audience of more than 200 million.
In 2015, The Globe reported that Yglisias and his wife had invested more than $500 million in the company and paid $30 million in taxes.
In 2016, The Times reported that the couple were “close to making a splash in the media world” with the acquisition of The New York Times.
Ygramesias’ departure was first reported by The New Yorker.
He is the second CEO to leave The Boers since it was founded in 1999.
In June, a former CEO left to become a venture capitalist at a start-up company, which was run by Ygramies.
In 2017, Ygramsias announced he was quitting Twitter to run a new startup called Digital Marketing Inc., which is based in California.