The Twitter-24/7 Wall St. Daily Stock Watch 3.23

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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.

Each tweet has the source and the tweet itself.

24/7 Wall St.: nytimes Rio Tinto Employees Say They Took Bribes in China http://nyti.ms/aATuDn

CNBC: Health-Care Tax Hikes Have Investors Feeling a Little Sick http://bit.ly/b2a3Wg #congress #stockmarket #healthcare #obama #politics

Reuters Biz: Microsoft’s browser loses market share in Europe http://link.reuters.com/qav64j

Reuters Biz: Chinese shrug shoulders at possible Google pull-out http://link.reuters.com/cet64j

MarketWatch: Fed may have to name banks that needed bailout funds: court http://on.mktw.net/cPg9ab

Douglas A. McIntyre