Stocktwits founder Howard Lindzon on the next big thing in social media

It's not often that you get to interview a man like Howard Lindzon. Not only is he a successful hedge fund manager for Knight's Bridge Capital Partners and a successful player in venture capital, but he is also the creator of the highly popular Twitter-based stock market discussion platform, Stocktwits.com.

Among those in financial circles, Lindzon is best known for his start-up deal making prowess: He is the man behind WallStrip, which was acquired in 2007 by CBS for an undisclosed amount (but estimated to be around $5 million). He is also the author of the book The Wall Strip Edge, an easy read which provides practical investing strategies. This candid Canadian has a track record of success, so we spoke with him about the future of social media, start-ups, and of course the stock market.