Twitter has become a phenomenon since its founding seven years ago by Jack Dorsey and Co. Over 500 million people post every day and the list includes people like Hassan Rouhani, the Dalai Lama and Justin Bieber. According to some, Twitter has been likened to a digital town square which sees a lot of activity but riddles with potholes where finances are concerned.
The situation isn’t expected to change soon either – Twitter has just finished an IPO and with losses reaching as high as $500 million, many question on whether it is a sustainable business model. Twitter is facing a number of issues as compared to its rivals, Facebook and Google which made their debut about the same time. Twitter’s IPO is likened to the situation in late 1990s, a scary time for investors in Internet related stocks and business. Twitter has gotten a fitness rating of 19 on its finances by a ratings company. Even though the ratings are not what one expected, investors are optimistic about the company’s future.