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Analytics Company Mines Twitter for Stock Picks. Twitter can provide a wealth of information for investors – but it can be difficult to figure out the difference between what’s worth paying attention to, and what’s just chatter. That’s where the founders of Social Market Analytics saw a window of opportunity. “What we do is provide investors with actionable, meaningful intelligence on publicly traded securities based on social media inputs,” like Twitter, said Social Market Analytics CEO Joe Gits in an interview with FBN’s Jeff Flock.

The company’s proprietary software targets financial professionals and people in-the-know to find out what they’re saying on social media that could potentially indicate movement for a stock. Gits says they use this information to create an “S-score,” which is a “normalized representation of current activity. So, the S-score is standard deviations from a normal baseline.” “So, we really put the statistical rigor behind it that we did in our past,” he says.


25 Free Stock Photo Sites. When I began the research for this article, I knew of only a handful of free stock photography sites.

25 Free Stock Photo Sites

I set out to find as many good ones as I could, thinking maybe I’d find a dozen. I was quite surprised to find 25 good, solid resources out there. There are probably more, but these are the ones I found. If you’ve got a favorite and it’s not here, send it along. Note the terms of use for each site. Keep in mind that “Royalty Free” does not mean the images are free; it means that you don’t need to pay the photographer a royalty each time you use the image. Update: Check out our latest list of 18 MORE free stock photos sites. is my favorite site for free stock photography. Stock.XCHNG is a great site for free stock photography.

This is a huge resource, currently indexing over 3 million photos! The photos on Imagebase are free to use, and are licensed under a Creative Commons license. Morguefile is a completely free source for stock photos. Elsewhere in the Magazine. Everystockphoto - searching free photos. Public domain image resources.

Public domain image resources is a copy of the master Wikipedia page at Meta, which lists a number of sources of public domain images on the Web.

Public domain image resources

Public Domain images should be marked with the Public Domain Mark 1.0. Public Domain Mark enables works that are no longer restricted by copyright to be marked as such in a standard and simple way, making them easily discoverable and available to others. The Public Domain Mark is recommended for works that are free of known copyright around the world.

These will typically be very old works.[1] For a creator to release his/her works into the public domain legally they must use the creative commons CC0 license which gives creators a way to waive all their copyright and related rights in their works to the fullest extent allowed by law.[2] The presence of a resource on this list does not guarantee that all or any of the images in it are in the public domain. Please read the policy on image use and etiquette at: Wikipedia:Image use policy.