SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 16, 2012) - StockTwits®, the leading communications platform for the financial community, today introduced new functionality for connecting with and interacting around content distributed on the StockTwits platform and network. StockTwits Conversations group new contributions made in response to any piece of content together, creating another way to share and consume messages beyond real-time StockTwits streams. Contributors can quickly follow the community's response to the content they share and viewers can more easily see the context of an individual message that is part of a broader discussion.
The Conversations capability is part of the continuing evolution of the StockTwits' platform to serve the specific communications needs of the financial community. The majority of StockTwits' audience comes from third party financial sites and products that integrate StockTwits message streams into their own applications, and Conversations make it simple for a user viewing StockTwits content on another site to see the context and make a contribution. Supporting this distributed financial community provides substantial value to users and partners.
"Conversations represents the continued evolution of our platform to serve the largest distributed community of investors and market participants available today," said Howard Lindzon, co-founder and chief executive officer of StockTwits. "We believe the deeper context and increased collaboration will make participation in this network even more valuable for our platform's user base, both on StockTwits.com and across our network of distribution partners."
The Conversation capability is live today on messages on StockTwits.com and the majority of distribution partners. Conversation functionality within the StockTwits API is available now with integration timelines determined by individual partners.
With offices in San Diego and New York, StockTwits is the leading communications platform for the financial community and the creator of the $(TICKER) tag for identifying and following investing ideas and information across the web. It provides a specialized environment created specifically for investors and market analysts where they can contribute and find and follow ideas, while reaching the broadest audience of viewers through StockTwits' integration with leading social networks and financial sites, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo Finance!, CNN Money and Reuters. StockTwits provides premium services that allow public companies and professional market participants to monitor, manage and disseminate information over this network. The company was named "One of the Best Websites" by TIME Magazine, and was listed as one of the "World's 50 Most Innovative Companies" by Fast Company.