If you are reading this, you probably found this blog from twitter, or one of the different online media gathering locations for the modern investor. Today, people are clumping up into small interconnected groups of specialized knowledge like they always have.
On Twitter this is extremely obvious, as professionals around the stock markets have formed different cliche groups.
Stocktwits is the best example of this. Howard Lindzon has build an amazing location for traders to share their activity, charts & comments. Howard has even talked other media organizations into embedding his Stocktwit generated stream of comments into their own packages of individual stock driven information.
Reuters, CNN & Yahoo now all carry the latest breaking trader thoughts and comments in real time, on any symbol you are interested in following. This is causing a revolution in group knowledge, as democracy of information has broken out.
The effects of this revolution was never more obvious until this last week during the market decline / crash, as professionals exchanged a running dialogue about market conditions. The effect of breaking news was quickly assimilated and shared in a form of nearly hyper real time.
The speed of knowledge travels at just under the speed of light, as electrons of knowledge bounced from person to person. It didn’t matter if you were in London or NYC or Brazil this week, everyone was sharing news this week in real time.
This may not always be the case though, as England & other nations that try to repress their people looks to remove its citizens rights from discussing knowledge and events in real time.
Democracy of information is for the elite it sadly appears. Cameron appears to believe its ok for his generation to riot and destroy, but it is more then his society can handle, when he is the one Large & In charge from his vacation villa in Tuscany.
Merry ole England appears to have forgotten its roots. The capacity for a government to shut down the internet to protect the politicians career is ending. Just ask the former dictator for life in Egypt, how chopping off twitter worked for his career plans.
If you don’t use twitter, or Stocktwits, I would suggest that you are missing the newest edge in informational democracy. The markets start to open again in less then 48 hours, and with it, the manic exchange of shares, knowledge and thoughts. The feed of information is free, you don’t even have to add to it, you only have to sign up for it.
You can join the revolution, or you can continue to stay disconnected from the revolution of informational sharing, but you will doing so at your own personal choice & loss, the trading world has moved forward. Have you?