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?
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?
... 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
Why are there so many Americans online? It's probably not that much of a puzzler. There's a lot of them around anyway, and they're often several years ahead of Old Europe technologically. And they do like to talk. But that doesn't help people like me when I need to monitor UK traffic. Sure, you can … Continue reading Yahoo Pipe to filter for British English
So this was my third Tuttle. By amazing coincidence, my ex-colleague and glamorous PR Week pin-up Mat Morrison (mediaczar) was there too, and by even more amazing coincidence, it was also his Tuttle #3. I happen to know that Mat has a thing about the number three so hopefully he took pleasure from that, in … Continue reading Tuttle the third
If anyone's been following my Twitter feed recently they'll know that I've been getting to grips with Yahoo Pipes. I think it's an amazing tool and offers the tantalising possibility of creating a wholly modular monitoring system, effectively through programming-like routines which, through a neat graphical interface, largely remove the need for knowing how to … Continue reading Yahoo Pipes: you’ve got to go there to come back