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Sept. 13 (Bloomberg) -- StockTwits CEO Howard Lindzon discusses Twitter's IPO filing with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television's "Money Moves." (Source: Bloomberg)

In your case this camp eats with twitter.

What do you make of twitter going public?

First of all, some money and we are happy about that.

John forthwick at betaworks was instrumental.

They handed out some shares through the acquisition.

I have been involved in the ecosystem as much as possible and twitter is a phenomenal product.

What about the categories that twitter unveiled his wealth, all the filter, what does that mean for investors?

Is smart.

But like to see everything.

You reap what you sow.

If you are a mean person you're going to get mean comments.

If you are a nice person you will still get mean comments but you can carry it.

Little things that subtly change the growth curve of twitter.

I like what they're doing around this.

They need to be able to filter and talk to customers, especially ones that have or influence.

These are interesting moves by twitter.

Showing their hand, other people can piggyback and copy them as facebook has done and things but twitter is the innovator.

I want to go back to a point.

Twitter is going public earlier in its growth curve than facebook.

Do you think that says anything significant, or is that a fact that we put in a box and put on a shelf?

It goes back to sarbanes- oxley.

It is too late.

A lot of people deserve to own the shares earlier.

I called the public clippers.

The public gets called a lot of things.

We flip, we are just as smart as the institutions.

We get talk down to but the institutions did not own twitter.

Individuals own twitter.

We were showed -- sean these deals.

They are coming to public later than they should.

The public deserves to have some pieces these great companies early and because of the sins of the institutions before us, it is -- the retail is getting a little bit screwed here, pardon my french.

It is good to have that perspective.

As you say it came too late.

Amazon in 1997 or 1998 was a $400 million market cap when they became public so there was a lot of growth left.

If you think of amazon today, investigators -- investors got to ride that.

That is a lot of money.

We are talking some really heavy valuations.

Lots of valuations.

Looking at twitter with one degree of separation, do you think that twitter is skipping facebook as the home of real- time net communications question mark rex they different products.

I do not use facebook.

Mike kids do.

-- my kids do.

They are completely different products.

Do they cannot compare.

The media wants to compare them.

There completely different products.

What twitter does is very smart.

If they could have done it sooner they would have.

They have an identity issue.

This ipo will help their branding and bring people onto the product.

Like linkedin, being public helped because people got familiar with the brand.

Twitter will benefit as a media company from being a public company so this is a good thing.

Any sense on when , timing, it is an annoying crystal ball question.

Do we think fourth quarter first quarter, when will they be trading?

Rex if they could get it done tomorrow they would.

With facebook at 45, the sooner the better.

If you are twitter, you are like, get the machines going because the market is strong.

This happens all the time.

You have to pump them through this system.

They will go as fast as they can with this market.

Great to see you.

Joining me there, the ceo and

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