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Last week I wrote about the need for Twitter analytics . This morning I found TweetStats which addresses some of the items I’d like to see. In fact, this might be one of the most fascinating tools I’ve come across in a while. TweetStats displays: total tweets by month, tweets by day, tweets by hour, replies "@", and the interface used to create the tweet.
Socialcast on Tuesday is launching a revision of its group communication service. Originally released in 2007, Tuesday's update has a much cleaner and more contemporary interface, and liberally borrows features and ideas from social sites such as Facebook , Twitter , and FriendFeed . I was very impressed by the demo I got last week. Socialcast appears to have a solid, lightweight product for business communication that could help workers (along with customers and clients) keep up to date with each other, and could also reduce in-company e-mail spam.
One of the most tiresome group of people you encounter when you write a weekly column is the “suggesters”. Throughout the week, my inbox receives a steady flow of emails; from friends, from colleagues, but mostly from total strangers – all containing useful links to stories they “assume I’ve seen”. And always with the same suggestion: “you should write about this in your column!”. Worse than the suggesters are the “trusters”. They’re even more irritating because of their belief that they wield some kind of editorial influence.
When Google released its new social feature, Google Buzz , millions of people across the world were puzzled: How is Google Buzz going to compete against established social networking giants like Facebook and MySpace ? Moreover, do we really need another social networking platform? Vegan entrepreneurs who are already struggling to find time to keep up with current social media may have felt similarly. However, if that’s you, before you turn away in despair, take a peek. In addition to the social networking accounts and corporate website you already maintain, Google Buzz is definitely something you should consider if you are serious about reaching your customers. Google Buzz Enriches Communication with Stakeholders
Chileans have been uploading and sharing photos of the terremoto Chile via Twitter and Twitpic, many commenting on the state of their neighborhoods, local streets, and the homes of family and friends. Below are some of the photos that have been shared on Twitter today. via conycampos via tapeks
Facebook once again finds itself at the center of a privacy debate , this time in the wake of the launch of the Open Graph API and so-called “instant personalization” features that leverage your profile information on third-party sites like Yelp and Pandora . On Sunday, Senator Charles Schumer of New York penned a letter to the FTC, urging them to create privacy guidelines for Facebook and other social networking sites. The heart of the issue, in Schumer’s eyes, is that Facebook’s new features put the onus on users to opt-out, as opposed to asking them if they want to opt-in.