Chris is the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) of StockTwits and is largely responsible for the development of the website and mobile apps.
Some of the most useful features of StockTwits are the sentiment tools. Normally, when we go to financial websites we have the classic stock quote pages. On StockTwits you can also see price action and quotes, but they include the sentiment and give you the “color” of the market. They do this by combining message volume in their platform instead of stock trading volume like the traditional websites do.
In this interview Chris talks about his background and explains the “Signals” features on StockTwits including the Heatmap, Stocks, and People pages: