The following is a guest post from Lewis Bennett, who is interested in anything financial. He writes for a Life Insurance website based in the United Kingdom.
The service is free to use over the web and allows users to send 140 character text-based updates, known as tweets. Users can send and receive these updates via the Twitter website, or through a number of other applications.
Financial news companies have seen the potential and have been using Twitter to help give their readers immediate access to their newsrooms. The following websites have taken the lead:
CNN Money – http://twitter.com/CNNMoney – International business and financial news from CNN.
New York Times Business – http://twitter.com/nytimesbusiness – Up to date business news from NYTimes.com/Business.
BBC Business – http://twitter.com/bbcbusiness – The British Broadcasting Corporation’s financial twitter home page.
Financial Advice – http://twitter.com/financialuk – Provides current financial news and advice for the UK and international markets.
The Wall Street Journal – http://twitter.com/WSJ – Current updates from the Wall Street Journal.
Financial Times – http://twitter.com/financialtimes – Based in Hong Kong, London, & New York; Financial Times provides world business, finance and political news.
Many of these pages also feature sub-feeds relating to other areas of news and finance.
If you like to keep current on business news then Twitter is a quick and easy way to view everything going on around the world in real time. Happy tweeting!
Stephanie’s Note: In addition to big-name financial news networks, you can also find some of your favorite personal finance bloggers on Twitter. For example, my own tweets can be found at http://twitter.com/stephonee.