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The old web is dying and I’m not sure I like the new one

BlogPulse has no pulse So I was playing around with dashboards and the like yesterday  – as one does – and noticed that BlogPulse has disappeared. BlogPulse was not the greatest blog search engine around, but it was the only one offering anything like useable charts. So, given that Technorati charts disappeared years ago (although […]

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Brendan Cooper is a social media consultant and copywriter who has helped clients win business and awards for over 15 years.

And now Tweetcloud.com is gone?

It seems to be a bit of a watershed for social media sites right now. Google+ is nibbling away at Facebook, which itself might be about to undergo radical change. Delicious has introduced a new look and feel that hasn’t been entirely well received. Social Mention disappeared for a short while, making us realise how  […]

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Brendan Cooper is a social media consultant and copywriter who has helped clients win business and awards for over 15 years.

Trends

Quite simply, some charts that may be of interest. For example, note how Apple is supplanting Microsoft in search volume; that PR may be peeling upwards away from advertising and even marketing; the relative fortunes of Google+, Facebook and Twitter; social media may be levelling off; and, especially heartwarming for me, Star Wars is much […]

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Visible Tweets – Twitter Visualisations. Now with added prettiness!

via visibletweets.com I’m always on the lookout for cool tools. This is one of them. Type in a search term and it shows you how the tweetcloud builds up. It’s not exactly what I was after. What I was after was a tweetcloud animator that takes a timeline and shows you how the terms in […]

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Brendan Cooper is a digital and social media strategist who helps clients win business, win awards and talk to people through digital and social media strategy. He has been helping people to communicate, online and offline, for over fifteen years.

Pressed for time? Cute tools that give immediate results

Last time around, I posted about not having enough time to blog. I’m trying to fix this by basically making time – but it seems a good point at which to list some tools that help you get ‘cool’ results with as little input as possible. By this, I mean tools that use your media […]

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Brendan Cooper is a social media consultant and copywriter who has helped clients win business and awards for over 15 years.

If you want to understand social media, do it when there’s a big TV event happening

We’re living in a strange world right now. We’re sort of at a tipping point between broadcast and broadcomment, where we can watch what millions of other people are watching, while at the same time see what they’re saying. This was brought home to me during the Prime Ministerial debates in the UK. I watched […]

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TouchGraph | Products: Google Browser

Products: TouchGraph Google Browser Use this free Java application to explore the connections between related websites. Try it now! Enter keywords or a URL, and click ‘Graph it!’ See Getting Started below for more details. via touchgraph.com This could be a gloriously irrelevant toy or a hugely useful tool. I’ve only just come across it […]

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The UK Election Social Media Dashboard: What I learned

Estimated reading time: 1.5 minutes So the dust is still settling – hasn’t actually settled yet because we have a hung parliament so all the politicians will be running around with their knees bent, flapping their arms and clucking and pecking at each other relentlessly until one of them, with a gigantic squawk, lays a […]

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Who are: @frosty_snow, @geoff_bronson, @gavin_henderson, @peter_bently?

This morning I took a quick look at what people were saying on the UK Election Social Media Dashboard. I noticed a few spikes on Twitter for George Osborne. This was strange. Osborne hasn’t figured particularly highly so far, and when he has, it’s been associated with spikes for his contemporaries Darling and Cable. So […]

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