Impression of Wikinvest is that it has always been a cut superior than everything else in public domain.
Will local TV stations treat inofmration as credible? what's the competition?
Some people might have a problem with exposure -- hey, i'm contributing free and they're selling it to other sites.
Perhaps a more interesting route would be to provide data to other sites for free or nominal and sell ads on the space with our modules. Eliminates possibility of offending people.
Once you sell more directly, the material becomes more scrutinized. Don't want to ruin nice / clean sense of the original articles, invites people to be supportive. Every decision should be weighed by how it affects the clean design
Much of what we're exploring selling with be things like charts, news feeds, etc. -- the Wikinvest content will not be a major part of this. That's all largely for Wikinvest.com.
In general , sounds like you're on the right track.
Would guess that it'd be good to work with IP attorney / securities attorney to find out what we can and can't do regarding ownership of content
Thinks its a great idea for us. When he thinks about what click-through-rates are, he has an idea of what Wikinvest can generate with ads and it's not enough. You need a tremendous amount of traffic because typically only 1% click on ads.
Sell basic data, give more analysis, etc. use as a conduit to the site, increase revenue and audience.
Twitter is like a firehouse, so many things happening so fast.
Customer service non-existent. It's wise to consider how much effort would be put into Wikinvest / Twitter investment and how stable is it?
Could use different parts of Wikinvest data stream like newly mature articles, etc. Increase exposure.
Exposed to pump and dump, given the technical knowledge.
Twitter is about brevity, quantity, andfrequency. Doesn't work well for fundamental research, industry analytics. Has been seekingalpha's market currents, which just gives timely links. Wikinvest has something similar with the "[PAGE] has been edited by [USER]" notices in the top right
Follow Up Notes
The impressive bubble show of Hans Rosling was recovering the IMF data mapper in my mind --Observer 11:55, February 20, 2009 (PST)