The Financial Times announced the launch of what could be a particularly useful tool for financial bloggers: the Financial Times Lexicon, a dedicated glossary of financial terms with more than 10,000 entries.
The Financial Times Lexicon, which was sponsored at launch by IBM, also allows discussions with other readers and suggestions of new terms that should be included. Its content is sourced from the newspaper and from Longman Business Dictionaries.
Once a user has searched for a specific term, examples of articles where the phrase has been used are also listed. The latest terms are listed on the Financial Times Lexicon homepage, in addition to most viewed and recently viewed phrases.
Users are also given the option to share definitions with friends by email and social bookmarking through Facebook and Digg. Phrases are updated on a rolling basis and can be added to watch lists and tracked by users when updated. Additional RSS feeds can also be established.
FT.com managing director Rob Grimshaw said:
FT Lexicon is another example of innovative thinking from FT.com and one that has been developed with our users in mind. FT Lexicon allows readers to collaborate with leading Financial Times journalists and add to the glossary of financial terms, building a resource that will appeal to many Web users.