Yesterday, Twitter finally went public on the New York Stock Exchange. It was a big moment for the company and instead of asking its founders as is the norm, it asked Hollywood actor Patrick Stewart to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to commence trading. Also Read - Top Tech News today: Realme Watch 2 Pro launch date, Vivo Y72 launched in India, WhatsApp multi-device feature
Patrick Stewart, well known for playing for playing Captain Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Professor Charles Xaviers in the X-Men franchise, was joined by Vivienne Harr and Cheryl Fiandaca at the ceremony. All three thanked Twitter for helping them in their careers and lives.
According to Business Insider, in a recent interview Stewart had thanked Twitter for helping his career, saying, Twitter has changed the perception of who Patrick Stewart is. Vivienne Harr, for those who are not familiar, is a school kid who opened a lemonade stand and kept it running for a year to create awareness on child slavery across the globe. She thanked Twitter to help her gain national attention. Fiandaca, on the other hand, was representing the Boston Police Department, who extensively used Twitter while investigating the Boston Marathon bombings.
Twitter, on its part, revealed the reason behind choosing the above three to ring the bell in the tweet embedded below.
— (NYX) NYSE Euronext (@NYSEEuronext) November 7, 2013