Stocktwits has been getting some great press. As a Company, we feel we deserve it. The product is getting better everyday and we are organically adding members to the community that are chipping in and following the basic rules. Because of the structure of the business, we are getting instant feedback and can be pro-active on features and community issues, rather than reactive. As I like to say, ‘SOCIAL’ is in our DNA.
Michael Arrington of TechCrunch gave us an insanely good review , but he does not himself trade or invest in stocks. Mike likes the product, the platform and the concentrated activity (idea) flow. Mike knows product as he sees and uses so much of what is new, so that means a lot to us.
Of all the reviews we have gotten as a product/company/community, my fave comes from contributor Josh aka ‘Reformed Broker ‘. He is a stock fanatic and though I don’t trade much anymore, I am a fanatic too. I love the movement in prices. I love the idea of our ‘HUman Ticker’. Here is Josh’s post:
Memo to “business” journalists who are busying themselves with clever little pieces on “The Death of the Equity Culture” – not only is it not dead, the Equity Culture is more connected and vibrant than ever before.
How do I know?
How about a little miracle called StockTwits?
Forged in the depths of the most brutal bear market in living history, the StockTwits community has given an identity and an outlet to those of us who are madly in love with stocks. There are over 100,000 of us obsessing over equities 24/7 after little more than a year. How many more of us will there be in 6 months?
And this week StockTwits cut the ribbon on a shiny, new, digital Temple to the Equity Culture in the form of their new Beta site. Anyone who is serious about the markets, from options to stocks to currencies to ETFs, now has a slick, fast interface to all of the best charts, quotes, videos, blogs, news outlets and commentary imaginable – all from one web page!
So maybe this is death, because as a stock fanatic, I am truly in heaven.
Long live the Equity Culture. Thank you StockTwits.
The good news for our community is that the platform has allowed for Forex, Futures, Macro and Financial News Nuts to aggregate as well.
Thank-You Josh and Mike for the reviews and all the others in the stream making this an educational, fun and profitable place to spend my trading/investing days.