I can't figure out if InstantBull is a site with up-to-the-minute information on stocks or an ornate performance art piece commenting on our times.
The site aggregates the chatter in stock chat rooms. Plug in a ticker symbol, hit "go" and in the right hand column, you'll see the latest comments from chat rooms. If you mouse over the header for a comment, you can get the full comment.
A couple of companies have emerged recently that try to dig out cutting edge tips from the Internet. Collective Intellect has a subscription service that scans blog feeds, news services and chat rooms and plucks out noteworthy tips, for instance.
InstantBull is free and mostly concentrates on message boards. These can be valuable, say some, while others complain they just recirculate half-truths. (InstantBull has other information too.)
Personally, I find an aesthetic quality to the patter in chat rooms. Here's a poem I've constructed entirely out of real-live quotes posted on October 24.
Intel to 25
Soon, very soon...
The only thing around here going Timber is your bank account!!!
Amazon is going to rock u longs
In a manner of speaking
Speaking of multi-alias retards, how's it going lubejob?
Stop messaging yourself Loser!!!
Talk about monoculture
Motherhood and Apple Pie.