StockTwits is a social platform widely used by the investment community. It uses the $TICKER tag to enable and organize "streams" of information around stocks and markets across the web and social media. These streams provide new forms of insight, ideas and information that are used by investors, analysts, media and others as they research stocks and manage their investments.
Its new Social Heatmap feature provides a dynamic visualization of message volume across sectors and individual stocks over 4 time frames within a 24 hour period. By glancing at a visualization, investors can see which sectors and companies are generating the most chatter on social media.
Social Heatmap is now being used daily on CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, providing a focus on stocks that are receiving the most activity in social media — where analysts, media and investors of all types share insights, news and ideas.
As StockTwits continues to grow and the volume of the social conversation around financial markets continues to raise, this stream is becoming increasingly valuable and influential as an information source. We expect to see more of this broad use of StockTwits and other social media platforms in the future.