So, the election is upon us. Hustings, hustings everywhere. The boy stood on the burning deck when all about was hustings. Etc. Because I'm dashboard-kerrayzee, I thought it might be a nice idea to put together a few dashboards to cover all this. It's also a good exercise in developing new methods that don't depend … Continue reading What are people saying about Gordon Brown, Alistair Darling, David Cameron, George Osborne, Nick Clegg and Vince Cable?
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?
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?
This is the second part of a talk I was due to give to members of the Motor Industry Public Affairs Association (MIPAA) through an invite from Heather Yaxley, on improving Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) for marcoms materials; monitoring and engaging in social media; and the challenges and opportunities of evaluating influence. Unfortunately I wasn't … Continue reading MIPAA presentation part two: monitoring and engaging in social media
Repeatedly I've found myself being let down by the latest and greatest RSS tools. I'm not really sure how I can get around this problem, other than by being constantly vigilant - to the extent that it's almost easier to forget RSS altogether and just monitor 'by hand'. This is how it should work I'm … Continue reading Automation’s great – but I trust humans more
The following is cross-posted on a new blog called PNeo. Watch out for more cross-posts as well as insights, observations and analysis from the digital team at Porter Novelli, my employer. source » News. There’s a lot of it around, especially online. You can monitor some of this perhaps, but how do you even begin … Continue reading How to create a news tracker with Netvibes