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Five on Friday – five fabulous web 2.0 tools of the week (26-09-08)

September 26th, 2008

Here is this week’s top round up of web 2.0 tools:

1. Got a tip off on Twitter about this web 2.0 tool. It’s a search engine called Kosmix, some people say it’s got to much information on it, but i say the more information the better the search result.

2. Splicd is a YouTube application that helps you shorten specific parts of the YouTube video, so it only plays the part you want.

Check out the splicd demo here:

3. Next on the web 2.0 tools list is a site called Ego Surf.

The about page says-

“You enter your name and your blogs web address. We search google and find links to your blog. We calculate your ego ranking.

We show you where your blogs appear in the search engines. 2Did we mention that we can search in Yahoo, MSN, del.icio.us and Technorati too? 1Got more than one blog or site? No problem, we can look for lots.”

4. About this site gives you simple information on any particular url fast. – Useful for some competitor research.

5. Finally on today’s web 2.0 tools list we have another search engine called Social Mention. A pure and simple social media search engine. The results are taken from a very good selection of social media authority’s.

More next week!

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Five on Friday – five fabulous web 2.0 tools of the week

August 29th, 2008

Five fabulous web 2.0 tools of the week

From now, on every Friday I am going to do a small round-up of the very best web 2.0 tools I have checked out during the week.

Here is this week’s top selection in no particular order:

1, A search engine called Viewzi, which gives you a nice visual twist on the boring Google and Yahoo set-up. My particular favourite view is the timeline view.

2, Next is another visual web 2.0 entry in the form of Tweetrush. Tweetrush is a graphical tool that shows the usage of Twitter, with some great data available.

3, Not so much of a web 2.0 tool this next one, but as a huge movie fan I am going to share it with you. It’s called Moviestring, which allows you to review a movie in 255 characters or less.

4, This next site has been out for a while and it’s more of a boredom killer. The site is called HelloQuizzy, which allows you to create you own quiz or try one of the one already made up. I tried the The Beatles Lyrics Test and failed totally.

5, The best is left for last. Blabberize is a tool where you can upload a photo of a face, change the mouth movement to record some speech, and hey presto you have made a fool out of your boss or best friend! Go to the site to see what I mean – very funny!

More of the same next Friday.

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Twitter monitoring tools list

August 8th, 2008

As a PR company we always have our ear to the ground, and Twitter is a place were negitivity can be spawned so quickly that it’s crucial you’re monitoring conversations about you and your company.

Here are some tools that might help.

Monitter is very new on the sceneĀ  – it’s a Twitter monitor that lets you “monitor” the Twitter world for a set of three keywords and watch what people are saying.

Looks nice, although it’s a shame it only lets you track 3 keywords. It also allows you to take an RSS feed for the keyword.

TweetDeck aims to make all your Twitter experience as accessible as possible.

You can put your followers into groups, and save keyword searches. The drawback to Tweetdeck is that the timeframe is only 48 hrs, so aything after that can not be accessed. I still do think that TweetDeck is a break through act and is still in Beta so expect more to come.

Twist is a very nice embeddable graph, where you can input several keywords. You can create a chart of keywords from the last week or last month. A nice way of visually monitoring keywords on Twitter.

Twittermeter is similar to the above but without the embedding option.

Tweetstats is a way to monitor people by their Twitter username. It gives you some really nice graphs of your timeline, hourly tweets, a tag cloud and some other nice graphs. Great little site to monitor useage.

If you want to monitor the latest Twitter trends Twitterscoop is a good place to start. The landing page offers you a tag cloud and a hot topics section, and you can also search for your own topics.

Twitturly gives you a real time list of the url’s people are talking about.

Hopefully these will get you started – if you have any amazing tools to offer please let me know.

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Social animation made easy

August 4th, 2008

On my usual daily trawl of new social media tools and start up’s I normally find one diamond that catches the eye and today’s no different. Today’s offering is called Go Animate; a slick little easy to use animation tool. To see an overview of how it works click here.

The social elements

A blog, which I only found by chance after scrolling down to the bottom of the page. The blog talks about all the latest features and development.

Contests: To either win $5000, most creative animation or $2,500 most popular as voted by the public. – a good way to get users to your site me thinks!

Mingle: Become a fan of a user and leave message of the animations and rate them.

Embed animations into your blog and Facebook, etc,etc!

Overall

Nice looking fun site that is very easy on the eye, with a twist of competition to make you work a little harder at your animation.

Selected others in the animation space

http://www.toondoo.com/Home.on

http://www.fuzzwich.com/minivids

http://www.aniboom.com/

http://roxik.com/pictaps/index.html

Go Animate example

Watch out for the Robert “Scobleizer” Scoble look a like!

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Social media tools list – from analytics to Digg

February 20th, 2008

After recently attending the Chinwag: measuring social media event, I wanted to share with you some of the hundreds of mostly free measurement, tracking, conversation, monitoring tools and so on that are out there and widely available. All of which can be found on our archived research page , which is there for all to use to better understand social media and related subjects.

The first link is a Mashables page where you will find tools for web traffic visualisation, blog and RSS feed analysis, market research data and site rankings, analytics software packages and log file analysis.

The next link is 26 must-have buzz monitoring tools, all of which are free of charge.

For the PR readers of the blog here are some tools for you that have been tried and tested by PR consultant David Jones.

If you are a big fan of DEL.ICIO.US as we are here at Liberate, here’s another one for you. The ultimate DEL.ICIO.US TOOLBOX – over 180 DEL.ICIO.US tools to use. Check out our own bookmarks at http://del.icio.us/liberatemedia

By now you should all be digging and submitting story you like to Digg. To keep on top of it all here is a Digg tools and resource page.

If that wasn’t enough for you here’s 70 more Digg tools.

Want to track your website? Well you should! On this page there are 69 tools to do just that.

If you just want to concentrate on blogs here are some tracking tools and six key ways to measure it.

If you have a found a discussion in the bloggosphere and you want to follow it try one of the following tools.

Twitter is very popular at the moment and numbers 4 and 5 in this blog post will help you monitor conversations and visualisation.

More reputation and social media tactics tools can be be found in our rescource.

If you would like to add to our resource or think we might have missed some important tools please get in touch.

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