This is a message to my StockTwits followers that is prompted by StockTwits' change in policy that went into effect today, 3/1/2013.
To date, I have been communicating to my StockTwits followers primarily via Twitter. If I put a dollar ($) symbol in front of the stock symbol on Twitter, StockTwits would pick up that change and repost the tweet on StockTwits. StockTwits is a great service that is focused on stock information in its community. As of today, this linking between the Twitter and StockTwits seems to be turned off.
I have about 250 followers on StockTwits and over 15,000 followers on Twitter. I will try to cross-pollinate my comments across the two services but my first priority has to be Twitter. If you are following me on StockTwits and NOT following me on Twitter, you may wish to follow me on Twitter. I value my followers on StockTwits greatly and I will do my best to cross-pollinate posts but I am sure that some conversations will be lost.
My Twitter page is https://twitter.com/ConfidentInvest.
Here is the announcement that I received today from StockTwits:
Dear StockTwits Member,
This email contains an important product announcement that impacts your StockTwits account.
Effective today, March 1, you will no longer be able to post to your StockTwits account via Twitter by including a $TICKER or $$ in your message. All messages you want to share on StockTwits need to be posted directly to StockTwits at StockTwits.com, using our browser extensions or API partners.
We continue to work with Twitter in other ways, you can still automatically send messages you share on StockTwits to your linked Twitter account (or your linked Facebook and LinkedIn accounts).
Much has been written over the last several months about how Twitter has changed their developer rules and, like many other developers, these new rules have forced us to make changes in order to continue to deliver a great experience to you and all of our users.
We know this changes the way some of our members use our service - since we announced this change earlier this year we have helped many members set up tools like our Chrome or Firefox Browser Extensions or our HootSuite plug in to minimize any impact on the way they work, while ensuring their best stock and market ideas continue to be seen on StockTwits.
If you have any questions or we can help you please email us at email@example.com or contact any team member on StockTwits.