twiDAQ - The Twitter Stock Exchange

  • I need your help...

     
    Hi %%FNAME%%,
     
    I'm Jim, the real guy behind twiDAQ and I need your help.
     
    Let me be honest. If you really want to enjoy twiDAQ we need more traders.
     
    More traders means more trades, blowing the roof of the trading limits, a more volatile market and faster moving prices. It means becoming a real-time Zeitgeist.
     
    So today I'm sharing my personal goal with you. Because I need your help.
     
    The goal: Reach 10,000 Active Traders by April 1st 2014
     
    Can you find just two minutes to help me?
     
    Here is the current situation:
    0.00
    Total Budget
     
    + InApp Purchases
    360
    Active Traders
     
    + 40 per week
    2/4
    Platforms Done
     
    iPhone & Desktop

  • To celebrate the launch of new twiDAQ we asked the hugely talented David Blatch (currently up 1.60%) to create a timeline infographic to show the history of twiDAQ.

    Over the last couple of years we’ve gone from a proof of concept to a bustling online game with an awesome community of traders!

    History of twiDAQ

  • A while ago I wrote about the future of twiDAQ on my personal blog and explained why I though twiDAQ was broken.

    Since then we've been working tirelessly to make twiDAQ the awesome game we truly believe it can be.  

    Get involved - Get your invite!

    Now, finally, if you'd like to take twiDAQ v3 for a spin you can sign up for an invitation.  To do so simply sign in with Twitter and you'll be added to the list.

    What's new?!

    Over the next couple of weeks, while we're letting folk in slowly, I'll be telling you about a few of the new features we've added and why we think they're going to make a difference.  We'd love to know what you think so don't be shy - hit us up @twiDAQ and tell us what you think.

    Item #1 - The NOW!

    I realise many of you don't yet have access so I'm going to start with something you can all see.  

    This year we've introduced a brand new index - The Trending Index.  Unlike the other twiDAQ indices which are carefully compiled by hand the Trending Index is constantly rebuilt from Twitter accounts associated with the current trending topics.  This allows us to surface the stocks that you're likely to be most interested in trading right now.  

    Do you think that's a step forward?  Let us know @twiDAQ...

  • Could the new virtual stock exchange for Twitter provide real-time sentiment analysis where other social media evaluation tools have come up short?

    The free-to-play virtual stock exchange twiDAQ offers a unique opportunity for organisations, marketers or brand managers to gain real-time sentiment from Twitter. Launched earlier this year, twiDAQ gives Twitter users the chance to own a portfolio of virtual shares across many indices. As traders buy and sell shares, stock prices fluctuate according to their popularity and influence.

    A number of tools exist which aim to track sentiment on Twitter but to date the results are often delayed or diluted. For brand & social media managers, tracking the sentiment around their company or brand is becoming essential. The closer to real-time this tracking becomes the better able they are to react to instant fluctuations in their reputations.

    twiDAQ hopes to close the gap dramatically between public insight and the reaction of brands to that ever changing perception.

    On twiDAQ, share prices are affected by the volume of trading activity among players, as well as the number of mentions and retweets Twitter accounts receive. The profitability of a commodity is defined by its ability to grow its influence. Having this real-time feedback from an online community could prove a useful tool for crisis communication, brand management and consumer outreach.

     

  • twiDAQ is continuously adding new indices to the site, with a wide variety of different topics to increase the user's choice in who they wish to invest in, with the ‘Sports’ tab being one we have added many new indices to, these are;

    Although we are more than aware sports does not appeal to every user of twiDAQ, which is why many more indices have been added including; The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch and AllThingsD, these new indices that have been introduced can be found under the ‘Press’ stocks of twiDAQ.

     

    As new indices are being added on a regular basis it’s always a good idea to view your twiDAQ account on a regular basis, to see who can help you go up through the levels!

     

    Worldwide events such as the Olympics and Barclays Premier League season are starting very soon, so it would be a good idea to go and invest in some stocks now!

  • We know that only being able to trade from 9am to 6pm can be a bit of a pain so this month we're going to give away a few coveted 24hr Trading accounts to the folk who manage to refer the most of their friends to join them playing twiDAQ!

    It couldn't be easier. Start today!

    There are two ways you can refer your friends and earn your "Referrer" badge:

    • Send your friends to http://my.twidaq.com/refer/your_twitter_name_here

    • Or use the referral widget on your portfolio page and we'll email them for you!

    Each time one of your friends joins twiDAQ you'll earn points towards your Referral Badge - which, like all your other badges, unlocks new items for your trader and new levels in the game...

    .. but this month only we'll also be giving away 24hr trading to the 10 folk who refer the most people!

     

     

  • One of the key tactics in trying to get ahead of your fellow twiDAQ traders is to look at popular events and purchase shares in advance, before dumping them at the end of the occasion. So with that in mind, it is perhaps not surprising that as this week sees the start of the @wimbledon tennis championships, its share price on twiDAQ has risen fairly dramatically.

    Tennis investments…
     
    Many tennis stars including @andy_murray, @clijsterskim and @rafaelnadal are on twiDAQ, so try and keep an eye out on their performances in order to cash in on individuals as they continue their journey to lift the trophy at SW19 or crash out of the competition in dramatic fashion! As the tennis world watches Wimbledon, why not keep an eye on the twiDAQ Tennis index over the next two weeks?
     
    Check out the Tennis index »
     
     

    Don't forget we love to have your feedback on anything twiDAQ related.

     

    The feedback forums are now online so you can post your ideas today - and of course you can always tweet us directly as @twidaq on Twitter

     
    Keep tradin',
    The twiDAQ Team

  • Thanks to the awesome feedback from the hard working UI testers over at trymyui.com we recently uncovered a super-frustrating bug in our sign-up process that was knocking some of you onto the London exchange even if you picked an exchange closer to home.

    The Voyage Home

    We're happy to say that the problem was fixed right away but for all of you that have been caught out we've tried to put you back on the exchange closest to you.  

    We've used a completely automated and anonymous process re-sort all the lost soles to the correct exchange so please do check you have the exchange you wanted and if you're still in the wrong place please drop us a line and we'll get it fixed.

    Who does this effect?

    You will be effected by this change if:

    • You were registered to the London exchange
    • Your IP address appears to be outside the UK

    Who's gone where?

    • Those of you in the UK, Africa and Iceland have stayed on the London exchange
    • If we think you're in Europe you're now trading on the Prague exchange
    • If you appear to be in the US or Canada, West of the 104th parallell you're now trading on the San Francisco Exchange
    • Anywhere else in North or South America you're now trading out of New York
    • Finally those of you in Asia, Australasia & Oceania is now trading from Sydney   

    Lost at sea?

    Don't forget if you'd prefer to trade on another exchange or if we've simply put you in the wrong place just drop us a line at support@twidaq.com with your Twitter handle and which exchange you'd prefer.

  • twiDAQ... meet Twitter!
     

    Exciting news from twiDAQ HQ! We've been working on a bunch of cool new features to keep you in the know, and help grow your portfolio! Check out the details below for more information…

     

    Have an idea for a feature? The feedback forums are now online so you can post your ideas today - and of course you can always send a tweet to us on @twiDAQ.

     
    Available on the App Store
     
     
    ..now with more Twitter!
     
    We have added a new feature to twiDAQ to help you discover and invest in new stocks.
     
    When you are browsing the exchange you'll see the latest tweets from the top stocks in the index (as well as their day change!)
     
    Now you can stay up to date on the latest trends and topics and make informed decisions on how to build up your portfolio!
     
    See it in action! »
     
     
    Portfolio Tweets
     
     
    We've created an easy way for you to keep up to date with the stocks in your portfolio!
     
    You can now get your own Twitter list for your stocks on twiDAQ and have it automatically update each time that you trade. This means you don't need to follow each of your stocks to see what they're talking about and find out when to cash in!
     
    You can build your own list today by going to your portfolio page :)
     
    Create your list »
     
     
    The Widget's have landed!
     
    Enhance your website today
     
     
    twiDAQ widgets are the simplest way to provide a boost to your social profile on the twiDAQ exchange.
     
    It's super easy to add widgets to your site - simply copy & paste a couple of lines of code to your website. No technical experience necessary. Done!
     
    Need to boost your social profile? Need to get your business noticed? Drive up your share price with a twiDAQ widget on your website.
     
    You'll be featured on the twiDAQ exchange in front of thousands of traders; all of whom are potential customers for you & your business.
     
    Button: Add Widgets
     
     

    Don't forget we love to have your feedback on anything twiDAQ related.

     

    The feedback forums are now online so you can post your ideas today - and of course you can always tweet us directly as @twidaq on Twitter

     
    Keep tradin',
    The twiDAQ Team

  • Highscores, notifications and more!
     

    We've been busy here at twiDAQ HQ working on a bunch of cool new features! Check out the details below for more information…

     

    Have an idea for a feature? The feedback forums are now online so you can post your ideas today - and of course you can always tweet us directly as @twidaq on Twitter.

     
    Available on the App Store
     
     
    Introducing Highscores!
     
    Today we're introducing a new way for you to compete against you friends, and the top traders on twiDAQ - highscores!
     
    We are recording all of your achievements, your biggest investment, most profitable trade, longest investment, the perfect bragging supply pack!
     
    Check out the highscores »
     
     
    Notifications
     
     
    The pressure is on to be the best. We've added live notifications that keep you up to date on your friends highscores.
     
    We'll let you know when someone is closing in on your highscore, and when they've beaten you!
     
     
    You vs. Top Traders!
     
     
    To compliment the new highscores feature, we have added a highscores button to the trader pages so that you can compare your scores against your friends, or the top traders!
     
     
    The Widget's have landed!
     
    Enhance your website today
     
     
    twiDAQ widgets are the simplest way to provide a boost to your social profile on the twiDAQ exchange.
     
    It's super easy to add widgets to your site - simply copy & paste a couple of lines of code to your website. No technical experience necessary. Done!
     
    Need to boost your social profile? Need to get your business noticed? Drive up your share price with a twiDAQ widget on your website.
     
    You'll be featured on the twiDAQ exchange in front of thousands of traders; all of whom are potential customers for you & your business.
     
    Button: Add Widgets
     
     

    Don't forget we love to have your feedback on anything twiDAQ related.

     

    The feedback forums are now online so you can post your ideas today - and of course you can always tweet us directly as @twidaq on Twitter

     
    Keep tradin',
    The twiDAQ Team
     

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