The Business of Media: It started with a tweet, and now comes the big payday

how will Twitter stack up with the other social networks which have already taken the IPO plunge, asks Steve Dempsey?

21st September, 2013
Steve Dempsey.

A week and a half ago, Twitter announced its long-awaited public offering. "We've confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale," it tweeted. Short and sweet - sure, what would you expect from Twitter?

Of course, Twitter won't be the first social media company to go public. Google (owners of YouTube and Google+), LinkedIn and Facebook have all paved the...

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