Twitter has, by most estimates, 225 million members, which makes it one of the largest social networks in the world. All major media companies are on Twitter and some have more than one million Twitter users. It raises the question of whether there is wisdom in crowds.
24/7 Wall St. will look at the Twitter posts at Reuters Biz, WSJ, Financial Times, CNN Money, MarketWatch, CNBC, and 24/7 Wall St. each day to see which stocks are most frequently mentioned. It is clear that in this area of social media these tweets are a sign of which companies the Twitter universe is interested in. Together, these financial sites are followed by nearly 1,000,000 Twitter users, which makes them a sizeable sample of Wall St.’s interests. In some cases, we will publish the actual tweets from the sites.
Reuters: Bank funding crunch overshadows Europe stress test http://reut.rs/qnlns1
Zerohedge: Today’s Economic Data Docket – Bernanke Presentation To Congress On State Of The Monetary Disunion http://is.gd/HinZYG
Yahoo!: Bernanke to face grilling on jobs, debt, Europe http://yhoo.it/pnFsvF
WSJ: ConocoPhillips Ordered to Halt China Oil Operation http://on.wsj.com/puzFhS
Reuters: Moody’s cuts Ireland to junk, warns of second bailout http://reut.rs/oGoV54
NYT: China’s Economy Slowed a Bit in the 2nd Quarter http://nyti.ms/qHXfGB
MSNBC: China’s breakneck growth rate slows http://on.msnbc.com/qiHN7t
Douglas A. McIntyre