The growing importance of online sentiment to stock markets

The notion that online sentiment is a critical risk factor, especially in the context of stock markets and share trades, is gaining momentum. Australian Dionne Lew, the CEO of The Social Executive, wrote an article for Leading Company titled “Social media: Love it or loathe it, the ASX says you can no longer ignore it” in which she highlights the increasing impact online sentiment in services like Twitter and blogs (still relevant and important after all these years) has on companies’ bottom lines, particularly in the context of stock exchanges.

Fake White House bombing tweet craters stock markets

The Associated Press Twitter profile was hacked yesterday and a fake tweet about a bombing at the White House was published. The result was dramatic, the US stock market plummeted and only recovered about 10 minutes later when AP tweeted that it had been hacked and since locked its Twitter profile down.

Online Reputation Management is good corporate governance practice

Online Reputation Management (or “ORM”) tools are remarkable marketing tools. They help provide insights into what customers are saying, virtually in realtime, about your organisation, your brand and even your competitors (well, just about anything you want to know about – you frequently get to choose parameters). I recently wrote about ORM in the contextContinue reading “Online Reputation Management is good corporate governance practice”