Social went Public! – $TWTR #Twitter

So, great buzz about Twitter going public today with $TWTR as it’s @NYSEEuronext symbol. Twitter surged as much as 94 percent from the $26 initial public offering price. While trader nerves were tested in the hours after the open as a venue for over-the-counter stocks was closed and one NYSE data feed slowed, investors said they saw no impact on Twitter.

The whole #IPO of $TWTR went really smooth allowing the trading to stabilize around $45, from where it initially began. Not a great but definitely a lot better start than #Facebook, which was a blunder 18-months ago.

In literally the first 15 minutes of the trading there were 1,684,138 tweets relating NYSE_Twitter_Twitter Bannerto the #IPO, were recorded from various Twitter platforms/ applications, most coming from major NEWS houses. Social Media streams with #Twitter, #TWTR, $TWTR, #TwitterIPO hashtags were continuously refreshing with over thousands of tweets and retweets every second.

Below provided is the chart with tweets within 4 hours of trading:

Twitter Tweet Statistics

So, what do you think? The buzz can keep the momentum going?



Twitter & More

6 years ago, a new major Social Media service was launched, called “Twitter“, purely on the concept of “tweeting of birds”, applied to human context as “chirpy human beings”. This writing consists of Twitter, its usage, its worth & changes it has brought into particular industries.

To crystallize, I am not talking about a Social phenomenon of networking in a closed community, its about raising your own voice to what you wish. Therefore, we can rule out facebook from this article to the core.

A very fact that Twitter was launched in July, 2006, gained popularity in no-time with over 600+ million users in current date generating over 400 million tweets & 2 billion search queries approximately, on daily basis. These numbers can be impressive to anyone across the planet, I believe. It was the first web-service to be called as SMS of internet since its tweets are limited to 140 characters which was also termed as “Micro-blogging”.

The one thing you can say for certain about Twitter is that it makes a awful first impression. A new service that lets you send 140-character updates to your “followers,” and you think, Why does the world need this, exactly? It’s not as if we are sitting around 6 years ago, hoping for this kind of service where you send an instant message to a 100 friends in a circle updating about the your daily happenings. Post the great recession of 2008, this has started making more sense. There is a series of events which lead to the happening of the same, major one was, while recovering from the recession times, the pass-time decreased rapidly and 24 hours weren’t enough for employers, employees of corporates as well as speaking personally. World started being more precise than reading details which aren’t concerned to them. Only now, when twitter provided the way of becoming smart while framing your sentences into words & words into 140 characters. Frankly, I’d not open a single news based website after twitter, since everything is here even before it could be fit into an article and uploaded.

Psychologically speaking, people who are into a misery with no – confidence life, cannot be found on twitter, which makes it unique in other ways. It takes confident to state a statement which is limited to a certain words, so the sentiment can only be positive, neutral or negative. Nothing goes unidentified or unmatched. There is a lot of drama as well because people still make a mistake of comparing it with social networking sites like facebook. ITS NOT! In common language, it is a dais for every individual to speak which is publicly heard unlike networking websites which restrain you to a particularly closed community. Even “meme” says that if you are feeling absolutely helpless, join twitter & you will be surprised to reduce your own distress with a real-time happening timeline.

Twitter is being used by all sorts comprising of individuals, businesses, corporates etc. There is a sweet strategy of writing for each one of them which if not followed, can bring the internet-influence down. There are also some dozen pointers for businesses/corporates to follow for their brands, listed below: With the help of Twitter;

1) Monitor real-time conversations
2) Extend Customer Service
3) Offer helpful links & headlines
4) Identify issues on early stage
5) Break through communication barriers via engagement
6) Run special deals & promotions
7) Build the brand reputation
8) Find new business opportunities
9) Build in business relations
10) Boost visibility on search engines via keywords
11) Use feedback as real-time testimonials
12) Host Tweet-ups

Usage of twitter can be challenging to explain as it differs from account to account & from individual to individual & even perspective to perspective. It needs to be understood more than explained which can only happen if you figure out the trends for yourself and identify a tweeting pattern for yourself & how you wish to be viewed online.

Twitter possibly is worth more than $10 Billion, current date, as per Forbes. And of course, it is much more worthy when it comes to real-time data which can make a fortune for the one who has an eye for it.

There are many industries which have benefited by the presence on this Social platform, majority of them are B2C, why, because it has helped build an excellent communication channel between brand and customers directly. So, customer service industry stays on top which has gone under a dynamic change. Next to it have a trend of replacing places, so who so ever engages well, gets the reward.
Since the fact to be understood is that, there has been a great paradigm shift from data-driven world to engagement driven. People are fond of interacting online rather than personal meetings, only in some cases its unlikely. Also, we cannot identify real-time emotions into what is written & therefore it is not recommended to look for a date. 🙂
Else-wise, it is highly recommended to have a twitter account and regularly engage with your followers which in-turn will help you increase your own apt.