I was reading MG Siegler's post on Twittter's organizational changes this morning and came across this comment:
Yeah, it'll be interesting to see what people talk about when the elections are over. Women's fashion?
I replied, "stocks" and linked to Stocktwits.
Stocktwits is the invention of my friends Howard Lindzon and Soren Macbeth. I am not an investor but I do have a vested interest in its success, because like many other things, it was built on top of Twitter and adds value to Twitter. In fact it even looks a bit like Twitter:
Stocktwits asks a slightly different question than Twitter, it wants to know "What are you trading". And the key is to put a $ in front of the ticker, like I did with $goog in my tweet in that screen shot.
Stocktwits takes care of the rest. If you like stocks and like to talk about them all day long, then Stocktwits and Twitter are the thing for you. Check it out and let me know what you think.