Reason #5: Twitter is an important source for breaking news
This is the real benefit of Twitter. News. Breaking news.
In a world where some news services send news 2 minutes after others, it's nice to know that there's one place that gets it when it's out: Twitter.
Also, you're able to quickly see what The Next Big Thing™ is, just by following what people are discussing.
By setting up a stream of consistent and interesting people, you can do just this.
If you want to get a head start, you can go to the newswire in Infront Tweetwires. If you start with them, you'll have a good overview of what's what in finance.
Both Hong Kong and Ebola was flagged early on Twitter. I wrote this tweet early this summer.
All the reasons in one graphic
This post wraps up our series on why all finance pros should be using Twitter. Download the infographic below to get an overview of all the five reasons.
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