Here are 2 applications you can use to manage yourtweetstream:
tweetdeck –> TweetDeck allows you to monitor, manage and engage in your social world by bringing together your Twitter and Facebook feeds in a powerful and flexible column-based dashboard.
hootsuite –> similar to tweetdeck application. You can manage your blog/linkedin/facebook/twitter accounts from one place; schedule posts/tweets, create report, etc.
Here are applications which can help you to locate topics/trends/people/communities:
hashtags.org –> you can find here the most popular hashtags on Twitter – what’s most popular.
Twitscoop –> a real-time visualisation tool which enables users to “Mine the thought stream” provided by Twitter. Hot trends/words which are buzzing right now on twitter/search feature/
Listorious –> “Listorious has the best Twitter people search on the web so you can find anyone by topic, region or profession — powered by data from the tens of thousands of list curators. Once you find the right person, you can interview them by asking questions over Listorious”
TweetMeme –> “it’s a service which aggregates all the popular links on Twitter to determine which links are popular. TweetMeme categories these links into Categories, Subcategories and Channels, making it easy to filter out the noise to find what you’re interested in.”
Did you hear about Google new platform called Google+ ?
If not – here is the Goodle+ demo:
Have you noticed that Google changed it’s layout? top menu bar and +1 button added to research results links
The feature I find the more useful so far is the Google+ Hangouts – it’s alternative for Skype, etc. Facebook should think about similar option as well. Here is the youtube video of Google+ Hangouts:
Mario Sundar* at Quora published interesting (and very useful) feedback regarding Google+ platform:
(Google+ Circles, but it’s still just a far easier-to-setup-and-use friend list. Facebook allows you to create different friend lists today (think “Limited Profile”) and even prompts you to bucket your friends when you connect — but how many users use that.
Don’t get me wrong: Google+ gets an A for effort (So, did Friendfeed as well as Google Wave). But, now they’ve their task cut of out them. And, they’re very well aware of it.
Facebook answer to Google+ Circle is app called CircleHack:
PCWorld published article regarding Google+ Circle and Facebook circlehack tools.
A new site called Circle Hack uses a drag-and-drop format similar to Circles on Google+ that lets you organize your Facebook friends into lists quickly and easily
Deborah from kommein published post 10 Google+ Tips to Help You Get Off to a Good Start. You will be able to find there few interesting tips to make sure you are using Google+ right.
After testing Google+ and using Facebook I think that:
we will have to use few/many application to be able to organize our activities in social media environment – which might be pain in the neck. But at the other hand maybe that’s good – because we have options to choose from
I don’t like to maintain the same content (e.g. my friends’ list) on few social media platforms – it’s a big time-consuming disadvantage
….so now the question is: who Google+ will compete with Facebook? and Is there enough space for both? The ideal situation would be collaboration between Facebook and Google – but I guess it won’t happen too soon.
*Mario Sundar – Chief Blogger at LinkedIn, the World’s largest online professional network.
Michael R. H. Stewart, president of Jericho Technology published interesting post regarding Twitter – Twitter is Not for Twits!. After that post I asked myself a question: Why Twitter? Why do we use Twitter? What do we need? What is the purpose?
…so why do you use Twitter?
to say something
to be closer
to promote yourself
to check your competitors
What I did was to check the Twitter website and this is what I found :
Would you like to create your own QR code but don’t know exactly how to do it?
You have seen many QR codes but don’t know what’s that.
I think people gone wild…creating QR codes and uploading them everywhere: on-line (of course), on stickers, business cards, mugs, t-shirts, posters, hats, etc.
First lets just say what’s QR code is: it’s a specific barcode. You can find it almost everywhere. On many products in a store, etc.
There are many free on-line application which help you to create QR codes here are few of them:
uQR.me — free application which allows you to create and share web content with others. Simple to use, you can sign in using your Facebook account. You can generate black/white QR code
QRstuff — really cool free on-line application. You can generate your QR code with data, e.g.: text/url/phone number/email/contact details/event info/location/wifi login/paypal buy now link/social media accounts/iTune link/youtube video. You can also chose color of your QR code. All of that is for free. Additionally you can order (and pay) t-shirts/mugs/car stickers/hats/business cards/bags/buttons with your QR code on it
Customqrcodes — company which will design unique QR code for you and your company. They are also offering free simple QR generator – BeQRious, which let you to create
zebra crossing — QR code generator. You can create code which can contain: URL/contact information/event information/phone number/location/etc. Additional feature: you can download QR codes in three sizes: small/medium/large
jumpscan — you can generate QR code which combines all your contact and social media information so you can share it with your friends. Free application
chocolate graphics — that’s something different but SWEET, you can order chocolates with QR codes on it. Person who will receive that chocolate will be able to check the QR code and information in it – and after that eat the chocolate – sweet idea
…it’s time to enjoy and generate your own QR code!
All of you how are looking for a job probably already signed up to jobing, jobankusa, monster or dozen other job-search-sites but do you really think that this is enough? How many of you didn’t find anything for last few months? Although you updated your profile all the time.
What to do???
Maybe you should think about adding other options/other places where you can ‘follow’ job offers or just use other tools to be more visible for potential employer:
tweetmyjobs — you can set your profile (for free), chose job channels to get instant notification of jobs (email + tweets). Big plus – you can get that job notification much faster than looking for those jobs on other job-search-sites
‘follow’ companies on Twitter — if there are companies you want to work for, try to find them on Twitter and ‘follow’ them. Companies (often) post job offer on Twitter, so you are able to get the information asap
wopodo— reinvent your job search. Good tips how to write your resume, job offers
advanced Twitter search — you can search for companies/job offers/ etc. which can give you more information what’s going on (don’t forget to use @ and # while searching, e.g.: #jobs, #hiring)
Linkedin profile — you should concider to set a professional profile which can help you to connect to business world (other professionals, recruiters, companies). It will help you to check the job offers, connect to other professionals which can help you to find a job. Don’t forget to ‘complete in 100%’ your profile which means: uploading your photo, ask for min. 3 recommendations. Join groups and try to be active (ask questions, answer to some questions, keep communication with others). hint: you can use Google search box to look for job offers posted on Linkedin – in a google search box type “linkedin.com: jobs+location” and you can search directly from google
wordle — tool for generating ‘word clouds’ from text that you provide. The clouds give greater view to words that appear more frequently in the source text. It good to test your resume and check what ‘word cloud’ will generate out of your resume
professional email — remember to have professional-looking email address
maybe you take under consideration to start your own blog — you are an expert in something, so maybe you would like to share that knowledge with others and at the same time you are building your own reputation as an expert. At the same time it will be even easier to find you on-line
‘Google yourself‘ — check what you and others can find on-line about you. If there is something you don’t like, you better try to change it
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