Felix Salmon

Abnormal Returns gets even better

By Felix Salmon
January 25, 2010

Abnormal Returns has gone real-time! The indispensible link-fest will still arrive daily, but now that Tadas Viskantas has sold his site to StockTwits, a second column has appeared on the site, with “links in real time”, mainly from Twitter.

This is great news for the econoblogosphere, on many levels. It helps to ratify the importance of Twitter for driving the conversation; it helps to make AR even more important than it has been until now; and it also demonstrates a new way of monetizing small, one-man blogs: exit via acquisition. Tadas gets a check from StockTwits now, and a regular paycheck from them going forwards: this means, I hope, that we can look forward to him sticking around for a while.

As for me, I’m going to be a bit quiet for the next 24 hours or so, as I wend my way to the top of a Swiss alp for a certain alpine gabfest. Tadas should be able to take care of your econoblogospheric needs until then.

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