December 5, 2013

10 Best Finance Tweets of the Month: November

JPMorgan brings on the Snarkpocalypse; Twitter goes public; Bill Gross talks horses

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Fresh off the announcement that it was going to pay a $13 billion settlement over questionable mortgage practices, JPMorgan Chase made a social media gaffe big enough to make Anthony Weiner blush: With a straight face, it invited the public to ask one of its top executives for career advice.

"What career advice would you ask a leading exec at a global firm?" the bank tweeted. "Tweet a Q using #AskJPM. On 11/14 a $JPM leader takes over @JPMorgan."

The idea was later canned, but not before an outpouring of rage and hilarity ensued. Bloomberg News called it the Snarkpocalypse. Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi hosted a JPMorgan Twitter Fail haiku contest (sample entry: Parasite bankers/ With unbridled arrogance/ Solicit questions). Most of the winners were too salty to print here.
 
Meanwhile, Twitter went public, Bill Gross talked horses and Josh Brown summed up the year in 138 characters.

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