Many of us – especially those of us who work in the social space – get a lot of our news from Twitter. So it’s only fitting that the news of the Twitter IPO event on the New York Stock Exchange get it’s fair share of shares…this is so meta, you guys.
We’ve been tracking “#TwitterIPO”, “Twitter IPO”, “TwitterIPO” and “$TWTR” all week, and mapped the trend with the stock trading price. Take a look:
For context, this first-day excitement tends to fade with social tech companies:
The day wasn’t all numbers and stats. This is the thank you note from a 9 year old girl who rang the opening bell, accompanied by Patrick Stewart for reasons I can’t understand:
As expected, the first day hype has slowed, and prices had dropped to 42.64 by mid-morning:
We’ll continue monitoring the conversation and keep you posted here with a second-day update.
At Simply Measured, our relationship with Twitter goes back to our roots. When we were added to their list of Certified Products last year, I wrote a post about that relationship. Our CTO Damon Cortesi wrote his first Twitter App in 2007. We’re excited to see how the IPO impacts businesses who use the network to engage and interact with their audience.
How did Twitter get here? Check out this timeline of all Twitter’s memorable moments here.
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