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10 Apps for Monitoring Social Media

10 Apps for Monitoring Social Media
The benefits of listening to or monitoring Social Media are growing at a break neck pace. Social media is the fastest way to reach out to people. For instance, if you’re looking to get open positions filled in your establishment, there’s a high probability of getting the word out quicker via social platforms. When you send out a tweet with a proper hashtag, say “#jobs”, the chances of it reaching more people is highly likely. Hootsuite Hootsuite Arguably the king of social media management tools, with an arsenal of features under its hood. Multiple users can tweet from the same account helping you to rotate members of your customer support team working on shifts. CoTweet CoTweet A lot of features that have now become standard features in major social media tools emerged from CoTweet. You can also add notes to the conversation, add them to lists and see their social media influence with their Klout rating. SocialOomph SocialOomph social mention social mention Postling Postling TweetDeck TweetDeck Related:  Tech, etc. Top Free Social Media Monitoring Tools You May Not Know About | Smedio | The New Media and Social Web Guide for Business and Marketers Social media monitoring tools are becoming more critical to companies who are interested in finding out whether they are making a mark online. These companies are also able to monitor whether the ‘word on the streets’ about their companies is positive or negative and can play a part in their online reputation management. With the daily creation of new blogs, forums and social media sites, there are so many places for submission of feedbacks; it would be impossible to manually check for comments that aren’t keeping with your brand. Online reputation management has now become an industry in itself with consultants and companies offering their services to clean up any mess. There are various free social media monitoring tools available, in this post we’ll look at the most popular ones: Addictomatic This browser-based tool allows a search for a term, and will bring back results from blog searches and all the main search engines. Social Mention Facebook Search How Sociable? Douglas Idugboe

The Three C’s of Social Networking: Consumption, Curation, Creation Over the years, social networks have lured us from the confines of our existing realities into a new genre of digital domains that not only captivated us, but fostered the creation of new realities. As George Bernard Shaw observed, “Life is not about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself.” Such is true for social networks and the digital persona and resulting experiences we create and cultivate. On Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, et al., we were attracted by the promise of reigniting forgotten relationships and enamored by the sparking of new connections. With each new connection we wove, we were compelled to share details about ourselves that we might not have divulged in real life. Our concerns of privacy or the lack thereof, now requires education. The Social Genome The activity that defines the social web is as diverse as its personalities of its inhabitants. Two and a half years ago, Forrester introduced Social Technographics. The 3C’s, Consumption, Creation, and Curationz

35 Great Social Media Infographics 35 Great Social Media Infographics [Note: I recently updated this compilation to include some more recent visualizations... you can see it here.] Here’s a collection of terrific social media infographics that might come in handy. As you probably know, infographics are visual representations of information, data, or knowledge. They illustrate information that would be unwieldy in text form and they act as a kind of visual shorthand, making information easy to understand and consume. They are driven by the same information as charts, but they’re often a better form of communication because of their pleasant aesthetics — charts and graphs can communicate data, but infographics turn data into information. It’s very helpful to use infographics in presentations, reports, articles, etc., to convey concepts. Most of these have been scaled down or cropped. If you know of any good ones that I’ve missed, please leave a comment and let me know! 1. 2. 10 Levels of Intimacy in Today’s Communication 3.

Sur les traces de la PirateBox Échanger des fichiers librement, surfer sur le web en contournant la vigie Hadopi, c'est ce que propose la PirateBox, créée par David Darts, professeur à l'université de New York. Une lunch box punk en mode WiFi & DIY. Passer un week-end à la campagne a du bon : rien de tel qu’une randonnée pour entretenir vos muscles et voir les effets de la rurbanisation. Se mettre au vert, c’est aussi l’occasion d’un apéro au cours duquel vos amis vous soufflent votre prochain sujet de post. Samedi soir, c’est donc au pote/DJ/producteur de drum n’bass-dubstep Jean Zar de délivrer le précieux mot clé : PirateBox. Les corsaires du XVIIIe siècle auraient pu se cantonner aux cours de récré si leurs aspirations ne nourrissaient pas aussi celles des adultes. Hadopi, muse des hackers ? Intéressons-nous à Bey. Comme Gibson et Sterling, je ne pense pas que le Net officiel parviendra un jour à interrompre le Web ou le contre-Net. Une arme ? Elle revient à moins de 100 euros Le savoir, j’y ai droit !

75+ Social Media Resources for Artists and Designers Once a foreign concept, digital art can now be seen in galleries, shops, and even the cover of the New Yorker. While artists have had access to computer-based tools for years, we've also collected some resources for portable platforms including the iPhone and Android devices that have opened up a whole new suite of powerful, portable tools. This list of over 75 resources can get you up and running regardless of your artistic persuasion. From sites to inspire to portable photo editors to color manipulating web tools, these resources can help any project you might be working on - digital or otherwise. 17 Fresh Web Tools for Working with ColorsWe know you like working with colors, who doesn't? For more dev and design coverage, follow Mashable Dev & Design on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook More resources from Mashable: Image courtesy of iStockphoto, bjones27

Social Media Case Studies SUPERLIST- 23 Extensive Lists of Organizations Using Social Media (UPDATED) Are you using content marketing as part of your digital strategy to grow your business? If so, you're not alone. According to the Content Marketing Institute, the lion's share of marketers (some 92%) report using content marketing. In the fast moving world of digital strategy, things are always changing. What should you expect in 2014 to change in the world of content marketing? Hana Abaza of Uberflip has put together an infographic detailing five key content marekting trends for the coming year. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 22 Educational Social Media Diagrams Everyone learns differently. Social media marketing has a lot of moving parts and processes which make it hard to get up to speed. This challenge is only compounded by the ever-changing nature of the market, in which new applications and opportunities arise daily. (Is your business taking advantage of Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , and Google+ for marketing purposes?) Reading tons of blog articles, while important, takes a lot of time. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. Were these images helpful?

Protesters Interrupt Obama to Sing Support for Bradley Manning | Threat Level Updated at 4:10 p.m to identify the female protester who led the song. Protesters supporting WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning managed to infiltrate a private fundraiser for President Barack Obama on Thursday morning in San Francisco, interrupting his remarks with a song. As Obama was speaking at the $5,000-a-plate breakfast fundraiser, California activist Naomi Pitcairn (above), sitting at one of the tables, began humming and singing a modified version of the song “Where’s Our Change?”, decrying Manning’s treatment in prison. Pitcairn removed her blazer and shirt to reveal a T-shirt with a picture of the young Army intelligence analyst who is suspected of leaking a massive cache of classified and sensitive documents to the secret-spilling site WikiLeaks. As the rest of the group at Pitcairn’s table joined in with her song, they held up signs that read “Free Bradley Manning“. “Each of us brought you $5,000 — we’ll vote for you in 2012, yes that’s true. Dear Mr. Photo: Logan Price

26 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed The week gone by was loaded with essential reading, especially in the tech department. We know you're busy, and digging through that RSS reader for all the good stuff you missed is a chore. That's why we've once again gathered the Crème de la Crème in our weekly super-post. Take a weekend stroll through this garden of resources that includes a few environmentally friendly gadget guides, some killer small business advice, and an inbox master cleanse, which may be a weekend project itself. And if it's entertainment you're after, don't miss the killer YouTube video lists below. Social Media HOW TO: Disable Facebook’s “Instant Personalization” [PRIVACY]New menus on the Facebook home page this week took users by surprise, and left many concerned about the privacy implications of being suddenly more "connected" to their favorite sites and interests. For more social media news and resources, you can follow Mashable's social media channel on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook. Tech & Mobile

Ten Commandments of Social Media Nov 30 2009 By Robb Clarke There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to social media. People seem to think that every day standards and decency get tossed out the window because of the anonymity of the Internet. Unfortunately for those people, that’s not always the case. There are Ten Commandments of Social Media that you should always try to follow. 1. Social media is not all about you. For every one post that you make about yourself you should dedicate at least three to engaging others in conversation whether it’s Retweeting what they’ve said, commenting on their photo album or asking them how their day is. You need to immerse yourself in the community and become part of the conversation. 2. This ties in with the previous commandment; social media is all about engaging others in conversation and to do that you need to first listen to what others have to say. There are a lot of tools out there that will not only help you listen but will also help you engage. TweetDeck Interface 3.

Andy’s Answers: How Starbucks is using social media to get fans to take action | SmartBlog on Social Media Whether it’s for a new-product launch like VIA or a cause it believes in, Starbucks is constantly leveraging its fantastic communities to get their fans to take action. In her recent BlogWell presentation, Starbucks’ Alexandra Wheeler shared a bunch of ideas behind how they’re making this happen. A few big takeaways from her discussion: Social media drives purchase decisions. And if you like this presentation, be sure to check out our upcoming BlogWell in Chicago on Aug. 11. Le citoyen augmenté par les réseaux sociaux Canevas de mon intervention lors de la journée Marseille 2.0, dernière conférence avant ma déconnexion totale. Churchill ne s’est pas trompé Nous avons tous en tête la fameuse citation selon laquelle la démocratie serait la moins pire des formes politiques. La plupart des gens en déduisent que nous devrions nous en contenter et ils refusent d’entamer la moindre réflexion politique qui questionne la démocratie. Cette citation sans cesse répétée a un effet inhibiteur. Mais qu’a exactement déclaré Churchill le 11 novembre 1947 devant la Chambre des Communes : Democracy is the worst form of government –except for all those other forms, that have been tried from time to time. Churchill n’a pas fermé la porte à l’innovation. La démocratie représentative Elle est à ma connaissance la seule forme de démocratie jamais expérimentée. La démocratie telle que je viens de l’esquisser n’est qu’une évolution sommaire de la monarchie, une monarchie tournante. La démocratie ne favorise pas l’intelligence