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Twitter Twaddle and the Psychology of Crying (Screaming) Wolf

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and Twitter, both cultural mainstays that suffer at times from  acute alphanumeric ADHD, collided at ultra-high velocity on April 23 to induce an institutional chain reaction. The half life of the “flash crash” stretched a couple of minutes—and then the market came roaring back. But fewer than 140 characters sufficed [...]

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