The value in big data, like the sentiment in tweets, is not yet understood…Just like the value of Twitter as a communication platform was misunderstood in 2008.
-Howard Lindzon of StockTwits
As discussed in this article from the San Francisco Gate, big data is the future of web content, and StockTwits is a prime example of Content Curation applied to this inevitability in a way that computer programs could not be in order to provide a direct service in a profitable business model. Curators with StockTwits filter though Twitter chatter in order to aggregate actionable information of financial issues such as stocks and trade chatter. Potential clients include financial firms and financial media institutions like MSN Money.