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What Wall Street Doesn't Get About Twitter

  • Slate, Monday, May 5, 2014 12:12 PM
Emboldened by weak growth and viewership trends, Twitter’s naysayers are naysaying louder than ever. Slate’s Will Oremus, for one, is on the company’s side. No, Twitter isn’t Facebook. “But Wall Street -- along with everyone else who’s down on Twitter because it has “a growth problem” -- is making a mistake by comparing it to Facebook,” Oremus believes. “It’s better described as a social media platform … and media platforms should not be judged by the same metrics as social networks.”

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