Twitter CEO promises that the website's user count will grow this year

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said on Thursday that he’s confident in the company’s road map for growth. Twitter is making content clearer on the platform while moving the technology, or “scaffolding” of the service more to the background, he said during a talk at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference. During the fourth quarter, Twitter made several changes that have already produced results.

When Twitter published its first earnings report as a public company last week, shareholders were immediately spooked by lower growth for the user base rather than revenue or sales figures. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference on Thursday, Twitter CEO Dick Costelo aimed to put those fears to rest by offering a glimpse at the social network’s game plan for 2014. The strategy, according to Costelo, is based upon a combination of things, including a “tremendous amount of field research” about users, coupled with data about how users actually use the product.

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