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 … Continue reading The old web is dying and I’m not sure I like the new one
Social Mention is a pretty good social media aggregator. Think Google, but for social media. When I say 'pretty good', I mean it's not without its faults. It doesn't do real phrasal searches - that is, a search for "Brendan Cooper" in quotes will give results with just "Brendan" and "Cooper" in them, which is … Continue reading Whither Social Mention?
I'll be straight up: I like Netvibes. I've used it a lot in the past because I think it's such a great solution to the problem of monitoring across the social mediascape. So it's hurting me pretty badly now that it doesn't work for me any more. That is, just me. As in, me personally. It's … Continue reading Netvibes and me just don’t get along any more
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 … Continue reading If you want to understand social media, do it when there’s a big TV event happening
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 … Continue reading The UK Election Social Media Dashboard: What I learned
I've been thinking a lot recently about how to monitor, capture, measure and report. The good news is that there are ways of doing all of these. The bad news? None of them do it all. Here's the current state of play: Google Reader is really good for monitoring and going back through old posts, … Continue reading Everything does something, but nothing does everything
... 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…
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?