Twitter's 'Cashtag' tool was recently introduced by way of the social networks official account. A tweet that read "Now you can click on ticker symbols like $GE..." alerted the online hub's following about the coming availability of financial data.
Number signs placed in front of tags like 'FB' will now reveal critical information on some of the most important stocks. Given the fast paced nature of Twitter and its short messages, the updates will be concise and to the point, bringing just the right amount of information to any analyst on the go. The shift towards monetary news indicates a change in the company's general direction, one that is catered towards the stewards of the international market.