Twitter is the Route 66 of the online information superhighway and its model of immediacy makes it a useful tool for those seeking news that is trending NOW. Among the movers and shakers who monitor the social channel, traders and investors, whose strategic moves hinge on news and sentiment, use Twitter and StockTwits for data that can help inform positions of buying, selling, and hedging. While Twitter has permeated the lives of most folks in one way or another, it is still overshadowed by Facebook’s social network suite. But this doesn’t mean that Twitter is floundering in any way shape, or form. On the contrary, there has been a notable resurgence of Twitter usage growth over the last couple of years…and the numbers are staggering!
Digging into various resources, we compiled a numbers snapshot; here’s what we found out about Twitter users in 2017:
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