IR Web report made this comment last month
Until recently there’s been no obvious social media platform for public companies to engage investors. That’s why the marriage of social media and investor relations has failed to take off. And while a number of investment sites have attempted to appeal to public companies, they’ve done so inconsistently.In the UK the world is different, the vast majority of investors are institutional and thus the numbers of people involved in active investment is less.
None-the-less, the range real time social media available to the investing community is pretty thin and is built on really old forms for communication such as email, Twitter and telephone based services.
Now that Google Finance (beta) has arrived, the time has come for much better (faster, comprehensive,) intelligence.
Being able to watch the markets using the Google service is interesting but has a lot of short comings.
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