Hiya, everybody. I wish I had a good answer to this question, but despite being its genesis, I really don't. I have no idea whether it was a good idea or not. Time will tell, I guess.
I can say that the firestorm of attention was unexpected and has been extraordinarily stressful. I wrote the first couple of tweets because, when the first "Congratulations!" hit my phone early in the AM-from a good friend, no less-it just sucked, and I couldn't stand the thought of spending the whole day fending off people who wanted to celebrate me on a day when I just wanted to hide. Did not expect the level of attention this whole thing has gotten, and I am officially weirded out by people who spend their days trying to get this kind of attention on social media.
I do really hope the story was instructive for other founders, and if this means the next time a board is selling a company for less than they'd hoped and washing the common stock out, that they'll remember this day and instead give common at least a few pennies on the dollar in consideration. That would be a big win.
Also, Michael, correct: Liquidation preferences did us in, and no hush agreement. Clearly. :)