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Twitter makes for better commodities trading

Christina Huh Sep 2, 2010

This final note today. Another in our continuing series of me getting my head around how Twitter can actually be useful sometimes. I saw an interesting item on Forbes.com today. Commodities traders in the Midwest — folks who trade grain, mostly — have started following farmers’ Twitter feeds. They apparently get early tips on crop condition, weather, all that stuff that helps ’em make money. Kinda cool, really.

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