Twitter is certainly no Facebook. There’s no celebrity founder, no Hollywood film lionizing its early days, and it’s not drawing the standing-room only crowds that Facebook did when the social network crisscrossed the country last year ahead of its Wall Street debut.
And that couldn’t be better for Twitter.
Even though Facebook’s initial public stock offering generated the sort of excitement normally reserved for rock starts, its stock tanked in the market, disappointing hundreds of investors and causing many of them to fire back with lawsuits against the company and its underwriters.
After that experience, many investors, especially retail investors who helped drive up the price of Facebook’s IPO and create the frenzy around the offering, aren’t clamoring for a piece of the next big social media stock. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Michael B. Farrell can be reached at michael.farrell@ globe.com.