Used correctly, Twitter is a powerful tool.
You can follow your favourite journalist, sports star or celebrity, among others, and filter out the noise so that you receive the news, sports and weather you want to read.
Banks, in particular their economics and markets teams, are increasingly embracing the Twitter revolution, taking to the microblogging site in ever larger numbers to present their news and views on what’s happening in the economy and markets.
Following in the footsteps of their opposite numbers at Westpac, ANZ’s excellent economics team have been ramping up their Twitter coverage recently with economists, strategists and researchers from the bank increasingly tweeting information and ideas that up until recently would have only been accessible to their clients.
Business Insider has been busy following their progress. They’re all favourites and deserve bigger followings in our opinion, because when they tweet, it’s definitely worth the read.
Warren Hogan, chief economist
Twitter milestone. 3000 followers, 1000 tweets. The rapidly declining cost of information should make for a more efficient economy #ausecon
— Warren Hogan (@anz_warrenhogan) December 5, 2015
Felicity Emmett, co-head of Australian economics
— Felicity Emmett (@felicity_emmett) November 17, 2015
Cherelle Murphy, co-head of Australian economics
— Cherelle Murphy (@cherellemurpfry) December 15, 2015
Justin Fabo, senior economist
— Justin Fabo (@justinfabo) December 13, 2015
Jo Masters, senior economist
— Jo Masters (@masters_joanne) December 10, 2015
Martin Whetton, senior rates strategist
— Martin Whetton (@martin_whetton) December 10, 2015
Glenn Maguire, South, Southeast Asia & Pacific chief economist
— Glenn B. Maguire (@GlennBMaguire) November 25, 2015
Katie Hill, economist
— Katie Hill (@katie_hill2) December 10, 2015
David Cannington, senior economist – property specialist
— David Cannington (@DavidCannington) December 10, 2015
— ANZ_Research (@ANZ_Research) December 15, 2015