Revealing stats as I follow clicks to this blog “Financial Skeptic”.
While posting content onto the blog, traffic first comes from Stock Twits and then from Twitter meaning the Stock Twits readers are more engaged and faster off the mark. Usually one business day later search engines drive in traffic to yesterdays posts.
So just from my own very personal but incredibly relevant experience, social media data mining from Stock Twits will be very valuable. Also if you are looking to manipulate a stock and use Stock Twits you should stick out like a sore thumb.
Couple of things to think about.
George Gutowski writes from a Caveat Emptor Perspective.