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Specialist Glenn Carell, who will handle the Twitter IPO, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.
Specialist Glenn Carell, who will handle the Twitter IPO, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.
(Richard Drew/AP)

Three things to think about before buying Twitter

Here it is: Twitter has gone public at $26 (U.S.) a share, valuing the social media company at more than $17-billion and marking the biggest initial public offering in the social media space since Facebook Inc.’s launch, in 2012. Twitter is set to start trading on Thursday morning in New York, using the ticker symbol TWTR. Here are a few things to consider before jumping on the stock.