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…
The other day I was going through the UK Election Social Media Dashboard and suddenly noticed, in large letters, the word 'nauseating' next to Vince Cable's tweet cloud. It's not every day you see a politician using a four-syllable adjective so I clicked and found out, well, you probably know by now, that he considers … Continue reading The UK Election Headline Game: what do you think it’ll be tomorrow then?
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've been doing a lot of social media strategy lately. This involves digging around the web looking to see where a client is influential and what the sentiment is around that client, compared to its competitors (among many other things). And, so that I'm comparing like with like, I compare YouTube channels to each other, … Continue reading I want to listen, so let me find you!
This is another in a series of posts in which I set up dashboards to get an overview of what people are saying, and where they're saying it. This time: PR. Public Relations. The art and science of spin, persuasion, influence. Whatever you want to call it, the chances are that today, you read, watched, … Continue reading What are people saying about… PR?
Unless you've been living in a cave for the past week, you'll know all about the iPad, Apple's new wunderkit - what it has, what it has not, what it's for, what it's not for, and so on. Fortunately, the term 'iPad' is very quick and easy to search for. So, it's a doddle to … Continue reading What are people saying about… the iPad, iPhone and iPod?
I've been tinkering with Yahoo Pipes quite a lot recently, and plugging it into Netvibes. The Pipes interface can be flaky but once you get it set up you can reuse Pipes simply by passing parameters to them without ever having to edit them again. And Netvibes is just gorgeous. I've 'done' Eurostar when all … Continue reading What are people saying about… Imagination Technologies?
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?