15 Best Finance Tweets of the Year: 2013

A Nasdaq crash, a government shutdown, a whale of a JPMorgan PR fail and more: a look back at the year in tweets

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Every day, there are some 500 million tweets posted on Twitter — about 5,700 per second, according to the site. It’s impossible to craft a definitive list of the best tweets of the year, but here are some of the best from the business world that crossed ThinkAdvisor's radar.

In 2013, the Twitterati helped nudge Bitcoin into the public consciousness as both a controversial new investment and a punchline; kept investors informed as the Nasdaq suffered an unprecedented, hours-long meltdown; and posted live updates as legislators failed to reach a spending deal and shut down the federal government for 16 days.

They also dished out a well-deserved mocking to JPMorgan Chase, fresh off the announcement of a $13 billion mortgage settlement when it had the chutzpah to suggest a Q&A session on career advice with a bank executive.

Meanwhile, bond king Bill Gross found silliness on the trading floor, Larry Summers did not become the next Federal Reserve chairman, and U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron called for spending cuts in a gold-laden throne room — making a bigger fool of himself than millions of tweeters ever could.

The Year in Tweets, in Chronological Order:

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