Twitter’s (TWTR) top execs came to the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday to celebrate the company’s initial public offering, but they left it to three Twitter users to ring the ceremonial opening bell.
Actor Patrick Stewart, Boston Police Department public information chief Cheryl Fiandaca and elementary school student and anti-slavery activist Vivienne Harr together rang the bell at 9:30 a.m. to begin the trading day.
Stewart, the British actor perhaps best known for playing Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the "Star Trek: Next Generation" television series, is one of the most creative – and followed -- celebrity tweeters on the network. The actor’s sense of humor was on full display this Halloween when he tweeted a picture to his 722,000 followers of himself in lobster costume in a bathtub. And on Thursday he, naturally, tweeted from the NYSE following the bell-ringing.Read More »from Famed Actor Patrick Stewart, Child Activist, Cop Help Ring in Twitter IPO