Effects Tutorials. Four Tools for Tracking Topics in Social Media « I’m Not Actuall. March 27, 2009 by Hutch Carpenter Photo credit: jlcwalker I’ve written previously about the inadequacy of Google Alerts for tracking information and conversations around a given topic.
Google has some algorithm for determining what content ends up in your daily email. Sometimes it’s good, many times there’s little value there. Today, Telligent’s George Dearing tweeted this: i’ve got a Google Alert set-up for enterprise 2.0..can you say diminishing returns? I’m currently using four different services for tracking information and conversations around ‘Enterprise 2.0′.
I wanted to share the four services I’m currently using. I’ll describe the four below, starting from high use of authority and working backwards. Google Alerts Yeah, Google Alerts are imperfect. Google Alerts do give a nice selection of news, website and blog updates around a topic. One problem with these results is that they often contain links that really aren’t helpful in keeping up with a topic.
Filtrbox MicroPlaza Like this: Tweetizen - Easy Twitter Groups. 8 Excellent Tools to Extract Insights from Twitter Streams. Twitter is now the third most popular social network, behind Facebook and MySpace (Compete, 2009).
A year ago, it has over a million users and 200,000 active monthly users sending over 3 million updates per day (TechCrunch, 2008). Those figures have almost certainly increased since then. With the torrential streams of Twitter updates (or tweets), there's an emerging demand to sieve signals from noises and harvest useful information. Enter Twitter Analytics, Twitter Analysis, or simply just Analytwits (in the tradition of Twitter slang).
These analytics tools are growing in numbers; even Twitter is developing them. Besides Twitter Search, the following 8 Analytwits are some of the more useful web applications to analyze Twitter streams. 8 Great Tools for Social (Twit)telligence TWITALYZER provides activities analysis of any Twitter user, based on social media success yardsticks. MICROPLAZA offers an interesting way to make sense of your Twitter streams. Strategies and tips on social media and online marketing — AriWr. Celtx: Powerful Free App for Script Writing, Pre-Production, and. Celtx - Integrated Media Pre-Production QPR - CryingStore - "Cold Tulips" by merlinmann (Celtx - Project Central) I've recently returned to using the Open Source (MPL-based CePL license) Celtx app for all the script-ish stuff I write.
But it does a lot more than just collect and format drafts (which, unlike a text file or MS Word, Celtx does in a way that lets you focus solely on writing, rather than fiddly formatting). It's also an amazingly flexible and robust app for managing all the pre-production materials for screenplays, comics, audio plays, or what have you. And, again: it's totally free. Celtx reminds me favorably of Scrivener, in that it takes into account that there may be much more to a very large writing project than just typing; that your final draft only serves as the jumping-off point for another, more giant thing that you will need to make out of all your words.
Anyhow, here's the script for my recent public radio "CryingStore" parody as an example. Celtx Links: