The Twitter-24/7 Wall St. Stock Watch 4.5

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Twitter has, by most estimates, 75 million visitors a month, 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.

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 tweet are a sign of which companies the Twitter universe is interested in. These financial sites are followed by a combined 625,000 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.

Among the daily top trending  symbols on stock twitter aggregator StockTwits are Apple (AAPL), Verizon (VZ), NetFlix (NFLX), Crocs (CROX), Google (GOOG),  Goldman Sachs (GS), and Potash (POT).

FT: Apple aficionados flock to iPad launch: Hundreds of technology aficionados flocked to Apple’s US retail stores to … http://bit.ly/9uHtk7

CNN Money: Apple 2.0: The iPad’s international appeal http://bit.ly/d3IRUV $AAPL

Reuters Biz: Analysts expect Apple to sell 5 million iPads in first year http://link.reuters.com/huz46j

Reuters Biz: Starbucks goes upmarket with Seattle test cafe http://link.reuters.com/naz46j

WSJ: Costco mixes bagels, mahjong to woo customers overseas http://bit.ly/9exnWJ

Douglas A. McIntyre