Tipd 2.0 Launches

April 7th, 2009  |  Published in General  |  Comments Off on Tipd 2.0 Launches

Tipd 2.0 launched today with some fanfare, announcing over 6600+ total users, 12,000 news submissions, and over 70,000 Tipd votes. It’s growing by 60 new users a day with more than a hundred new stories being submitted every single day. The site has grown by leaps and bounds and it’s clear that this is a social news site that has gained some traction and will be sticking around. They’ve doubled their monthly traffic since the launch of 1.0 and with the addition of new tools, it’ll certainly grow even more.

There are a few new features that you all may find interesting. The first one is SocialTickers, which is an amalgamation of standard stock market ticker information (price, P/E, highs and lows) and social information from blogs, bookmarks, tweets, etc. It’s really the next step in the evolution of tickers and including the social component is really brilliant. You’ll have to sift through the noise to get to the news but until now you didn’t have the option. The really big news stories aren’t just breaking on sites like CNN Money or Forbes, it’s through tweets and blog posts now and SocialTickers gives you the opportunity to find it. Another neat feature is the introduction of video. So much of the financial news is now in video and introducing video stories will only increase the number of valuable news articles you’ll see on the site.

I’ve been an avid fan of the site since the launch and I’m glad to see it’s been doing well statistically and increasing the number of features it has.

Tip’d Launches

November 18th, 2008  |  Published in Retirement  |  3 Comments

Tipd, financial news, a social media money site I wrote about a scant few weeks ago, has exited beta with a few new features, including one that will make most bloggers smile – straight HTML links from published stories. For bloggers, links are the currency of the internet and it’s great to see Tipd offering that type of thing.

As a reader, the level of interaction has gone up with your votes to Topple, that is voting down a story, becoming more important. Toppling is a way for readers to communicate their distaste for a particular story and lets readers police the site.

There are a few other features of note such as the addition of two new categories – Business and Entrepreneurship, plus some usability features like the how long a story has been popular.

It’s clear the Tipd team is working hard to try to provide the best service possible so I try to use it daily. If you aren’t on the site, please consider checking it out as it has a lot of fantastic investing and personal finance news posted daily.

Tipd: Social Money News Site

October 18th, 2008  |  Published in General  |  4 Comments

Last Tuesday, a new social media site launched named Tipd. Social media news sites are sites like Digg and reddit and others that let the users submit and vote on stories, tip them, to choose which get published and which get buried. It’s a great way for you to learn the news the community finds interesting and relevant, rather than the editor of a newspaper. It also helps you find the smaller niche stories that may be overlooked by mainstream media.

So why Tipd instead of the larger more generic social sites? Signal to noise ratio. Digg and reddit and those have a lot of general news that might not specifically be business related. With greater focus comes greater opportunity to find financial news, which is what you are probably looking for anyway.

Check it out and let me know what you think!