Research 2.0

Friday, April 28, 2006

AOL gets the idea!

We have no idea how successful they will be but AOL today announced that they are launching a number of stock-focused blogs. The bloggers will have editorial freedom it is said and be able to invest freely in stocks so long as they disclose their actions and positions. We feel this validates our view of the value of putting investment content out in unconventional ways and shows that publishing in this manner does not constitute activity that needs to be regulated by the SEC or NASD.

We'll be interested to see how these properties evolve and what sort of content ends up here. The track record for such open social commentary sites is not great. For more information on that see work by Clay Shirky at NYU.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Research 2.0 Blog is Born

As we have continued to develop our online brand it has become clear that we needed a blog that was purely aimed at Research 2.0 topics versus our far more varied posts on our personal blog. This is the place to focus on research and the impact of the lightweight business model on traditional Wall Street and institutional publishers.