What is StreetEYE?
StreetEYE is the social news aggregator for financial news junkies: writers, readers, investors, sharers and curators.
StreetEYE finds the most shared financial headlines from around the Internet in real-time, and brings everything together in one place.
Where do the headlines come from?
What are the numbers next to each item?
That's the number of people who shared the story on a blog or Twitter, or upvoted the headline by pressing the big blue thumb.
How do you rank the headlines?
We rank headlines, to use a technical term, by "hotness." Hotness is based on how many people shared, upvoted, and clicked on it, and how new it is. We start with the number of people who shared and upvoted the item, also take into account the number of clicks on the item, and decay that number over time as the story ages.
You can also sort by number of shares/votes using the drop-down menu at top right. Once you change the order, it will stay that way until you change it.
What's the difference between Top News and All News?
The 'All News' tab ranks everything shared by everybody. 'Top News' ranks everything that has received a minimum number of upvotes.
How do you find contributors?
If you are an influential sharer of news, we will find you!
- You have a lot of followers.
- You have followers who are influential (that we previously found).
- You share news links frequently, that are from a variety of sources (not just your own stories or ones from your site).
- Stories you share often get re-shared and end up on the StreetEYE front page.
Can I be a contributor?
If you think we missed someone, let us know! If they look like a suitable candidate, we'll follow and rank them, and add them if their signal is valuable.
Also, upvote stories you think are important! Upvoting a story makes it rise on the front page, and people who shared it get ranked higher, and we'll try to find more stories and sharers like them. Anyone who votes or clicks on a story is a contributor. That's why StreetEYE is Today's top headlines, as voted by you.
How does StreetEYE rank contributors?
- Share news frequently.
- Share links that often make it to the front page, get upvoted, clicked on, and re-shared.
- Share links early, before everyone else does.
- Share diverse items, that are not similar to what other contributors share.
To prevent gaming the system, we don't share the exact formula, and we tweak it frequently as necessary to avoid gaming.
How fast does news show up?
We update "All news" every five minutes or less, depending on server load, Internet gremlins, etc. Anything shared by the Twitter feeds we follow should show up within five minutes. We check most blogs every 15 minutes. After that, items graduate to the front page based on upvotes.
If you want great news and comment fast, we strongly recommend following our contributors on Twitter and on their blogs via Google reader or another newsreader! Then you'll get everything they post as soon as it's posted.
Can I follow StreetEYE on Twitter and RSS?
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