Tuesday, September 18, 2012
StockTwits Adds Social Sentiment Feature
Are you positive or negative on that stock? San Diego-based StockTwits has just added a feature to let its users indicate if they're bullish or bearish on a specific ticker, which will be embedded into a user's posts. StockTwits said the new feature will both allow members to clearly communicate their views on a stock, as well as let users such as public companies and investor relations departments to better understand how people view their companies. Stocktwits said the move is part of a set of more features which it is developing related to social sentiments and signals. Stocktwits is lead by Howard Lindzon, who is also a very active angel investor in technology startups. The service allows users to discuss the stock market and companies, in a short, Twitter-like format.