For the last six months the Stocktwits product and engineering team have been working on better ways for people to experience Stocktwits. A few weeks ago we started testing out the new site and we were thrilled that Richard MacManus gave it a test drive (we did not know). He wrote that we were reimagining finance. We agree.
Today, we are live with the new site.
The new design focuses on a simplified experience. We are striving to make Stocktwits the ‘Human Ticker’. Prices and volume may have become commodities, but the social and connected web are bringing new volumes, personality and reputation to the mix. This has created new ‘signal’ which can affect price. Here are the newest standout features of Stocktwits:
Designed to Fit your Screen
The new StockTwits utilizes responsive design to fit your screen. Whether you are on a big monitor, an iPad, or a mobile browser, we optimize the experience to make StockTwits easier to use wherever you are.
A Simpler Navigation
We have simplified the top navigation to include three main areas of the StockTwits site: Home, Inbox, and Signals.
Home is where you can select and view streams. From Home you will find your personalized streams, such as the People and Stocks you are following or a watch list you have created as well as the standard StockTwits streams, like Futures or Forex.
‘Home’ will always default to the stream you last viewed. If you click through to a user or ticker page, you can always hit ‘Home’ to get back to your last spot. We will also save the streams that you have recently viewed at the top, so you can easily navigate between your favorite streams.
Inbox is where you can read and respond to messages sent your way. Here you will find both your ‘Direct’ Messages and ‘Mentions’. When new messages are in your Inbox, an orange number will light up on the top navigation to alert you.
Signals is a new way to check the pulse of both the site activity and the markets. Our heatmap, trending traders/investors and sectors are some fresh ways to look at the data.
We also have brought back and improved dynamic navigation such as Recently Viewed people and stocks and Trending Tickers, so that you are always one click away from what’s important.
Find the Top Content and Contributors for Tickers You Care About
The new StockTwits ticker pages will help you find top content and top people for the tickers that interest you.
On top of many streams you will now see a Top filter. Pressing it will filter the stream for messages from top contributors. This is particularly useful to catch up on busy tickers like $AAPL or to quickly find out why a stock is trending.
Further, on the right side of any ticker page you will be able to see Top Contributors. We believe it is a great way to connect with others.
Your Trading and Investing Profile
The new StockTwits profile pages put your profile, interests and activity at the center of the experience. We now display your top mentioned stocks, recent activity, and make it easy to see what stocks and people you have in common with others.
Message From Anywhere
We have also made it easier to share investing ideas, charts, or links. On the top bar, you can click the message box icon (or type Alt+n) to bring up the message box.
Please let us know what you think. We have created a FEEDBACK SPOT and there is a tab on the bottom right side of each site page.
Also Read: As social tech shakes up finance, StockTwits relaunches with focus on real-time, curation via Ki Mae Heussner at GigaOm