SUNNYVALE, CA--New analysis reveals the social media response to Yahoo's dramatic decision to fire CEO Carol Bartz.

The latest Buzz Report from Meltwater Buzz demonstrates the questions that Bartz's firing raise. Yahoo has struggled in the face of compeition from other digital and social media players, and its decision to remove Bartz after just 18 months saw question the company's future direction.

Following her dismissal, Bartz chose to inform Yahoo’s 13,400 employees via email, prompting questions about her professionalism. The online community also debated who would replace Bartz as the next prominent female CEO in Silicon Valley and whether the severance package she is believed to have received should have been enough to encourage her to step down gracefully.