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Patrick Stewart and a 9-year-old with a lemonade stand rang the Opening Bell instead of Twitter executives

Twitter know how to ‘do’ PR.

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EVERYONE THOUGHT THAT Twitter’s founders and CEO would ring the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange this morning to mark the day their company went public.

Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams and Dick Costolo were all present on the trading floor but they didn’t take the spotlight.

Instead the bell was rung by a 9-year-old girl with a lemonade stand whose proceeds are used to fight slavery, Vivienne Harr. She was joined by Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart and a Boston police officer.

Why? Because Twitter’s executives wanted to show appreciation for the social network’s users.


Additional reporting by Sinéad O’Carroll

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