This post is probably going to get lost in the Twitter noise - and, judging by my declining stats, hardly anyone reads this blog anyway - but I still find it useful to share knowledge occasionally, not least because every day I don't post I suffer guilt. I've recently been looking around Twitter a lot, … Continue reading Five cool ways to find people on Twitter
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 … Continue reading Who are: @frosty_snow, @geoff_bronson, @gavin_henderson, @peter_bently?
... then we're all going to hell in a hand cart. Probably. A bit. Sounds a bit alarmist I know, but here's my take on this. In the past, I've been fairly lackadaisical about politics. I thought I had left-wing leanings when I was younger but then who doesn't/didn't? At least I wasn't a hippy … Continue reading It’s never been easier to engage, so if people don’t…
Over the past few weeks - months, even - I've been looking into ways to monitor what's being said 'out there', and then measure it in a meaningful way. My conclusion? There are plenty of tools out there that can almost do the job, but most of them fail in some significant way. Yahoo Pipes … Continue reading Journeys in monitoring and measurement
I just received an email from a friend of mine who's lost all his iPhone data. That's over 2,000 contacts he's built up over the past few years in PR. To say it's a disaster is an understatement. But I guess it's a lesson to us all: data has no value unless it's backed up. … Continue reading Can the cloud protect us?
Last week I looked at how Eurostar were faring, by putting together a dashboard in Netvibes which is powered by my social media search engine in the background. The results were interesting: we could see how the anger spread quickly through social media channels - and now, you can see how it's waned quickly. No … Continue reading What are people saying about… Bono?
Eurostar is to rail travel what Terminal 5 was to air travel. While Terminal 5 was slowly falling apart, I had the opportunity to put together my first ever monitoring dashboard for people who wanted to track what was going on. Since then I've played around a-plenty with dashboards and monitoring systems, so while I … Continue reading What are people saying about… Eurostar?
... it's so hard writing this blog post I don't know where to begin. So I'll begin at the beginning. When we first met I didn't think you were anything special. You had a nice interface and cute little modules, but I wasn't bowled over, I must admit. No. It took a while, but then … Continue reading Dear Yahoo Pipes…
Owing to a bit of downtime - clients disappearing instead of continuing projects, yes I agree, it's very rude isn't it - I've been fighting with Yahoo Pipes and Netvibes to try and get some sort of effective monitoring solution together. In theory it's pretty simple. Yahoo Pipes lets you do all sorts of fancy … Continue reading If it’s easy, it’s probably wrong