Today in/on Twitter

David Carr writes about Using Twitter to Move the Markets in the New York Times. Carr also said: “Tweeting up $18B in #Apple market cap by using digitized hot air. My Monday column.” Danielle Ivory at Bloomberg News wrote, “How much could a single post on Twitter be worth? An excellent question raised by@carr2n.” Felix Gillette from Bloomberg Businessweek tweeted this quote from the piece: “In the right hands, Twitter can be a magical wealth-creation machine powered mostly by hot air.”

In other Twitter news, a Philadelphia news anchor sent this tidbit out into the universe late night: “Thought ‘Breaking Bad’ was hot last Sunday? @FOX29philly See who's breakin' bad in SW Philly leavin' 6 people SHOT - Tonite at Ten!” And boy did people  not like it. Here are some of the choice reactions:

  • Tom Mantzouranis, Sports Illustrated: “Um, people are dead?”
  • Will Brinson, CBS Sports: “This could probably be a little less insensitive and horrible.”
  • Richard Deitsch, Sports Illustrated: “For anyone in a news-based social media position, remember this as a case example of what not to do.”
  • David Freddoso, Washington Examiner: “Clever License is revoked, effective immediately.”
  • Jason Graziadei, The Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror: “Laughingstock of Twitter tonight.”
  • Diana RuggNBC Charlotte: “Terrible tweet, but read the comments!”
  • Ethan Klapper, Huffington Post: “The weird thing is that this hasn't been deleted yet.”

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