Stock exchange community sharewise has added a Twitter-style live ticker for stock related rumors and quick facts. The feature is dubbed
Börsengeflüster [stock exchange whispering] and combines posting of short messages with digg-style voting.
It is interesting, actually it’s pure genius, that they leverage twitter for posting the rumors and info snacks. Users can post their messages on the site of course, but they also can use a Twitter account. Once an account ist verified for a user direct messages sent to Twitter user sharewise will be posted on Börsengeflüster.
Since Twitter can be accessed via various channels (IM, SMS, Skype, …) they inherit Twitter’s fantastic connectivity and don’t need to implement it on their own. At the same time they also promote and pay respect to Twitter.
(This article originally was written for blognation Germany. Since blognation is gone I have reposted it here)