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.