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For People who like Mail: Social Digest

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Social Digest - A Digest Of Your Social Network

Many people are posting on Social Media, and there are many who don’t want to constantly follow everything live that is said by their friends. For them there is now . Social Digest makes it possible to get a full list of all the tweets send by your social group, whether it’s the public stream, DMs or lists – which I’m sure Scoble will like. It also lists the users who were active that day. It’s like having your Facebook wall in your mail, although Facebook support is in the pipeline.

There is also integration for people who want to follow what their friends are listening to on Last.FM. The other service they currently support is Hyves, but I doubt that they will limit their scope to only these services.

For the business users there are plans to make it possible to get digests over multiple Twitter accounts in one digest mail so business users can do the due diligence over their multiple accounts. And after showing them the wonderful features of DataSift they are looking into implementing a similar mark-up language to be able to extract data which can be flagged with in the Digest. And I see further potential for integration with DataSift.

I’m happy to say that as the twitter whale in the pre-alpha I helped them discover many faults with the algorithm and forced them to turn the Twitter API inside out to be able to do some of the requests.

They have plans for a 2011 launch.

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January 23, 2020 at 12:10 pm

Twitter Turn Based Games #game #social

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chess piece

When I was shown this in January I wasn’t surprised to see a turn based with Twitter as the transport mode appear, I was very happy that turn based social gaming has left Facebook. The first step by was to implement a javascript based chess and checkers client which posts a challenge and the subsequent moves to Twitter via the public stream or via DM. There will be a leader board to track progress in the games.

The public version makes it possible for others to follow the moves of the people they follow by using the short link posted in the message, as seen below. And the private version doesn’t spam your followers with messages for people who don’t want to clutter their public stream with messages.

An example Twitter Game from

They have plans to launch in 2011.

Image source: Doug Wheller

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January 23, 2020 at 11:56 am

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Value of a Tweet in Understanding Customer Needs

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Value of a Tweet in Understanding Customer Needs

Many of us value what we say a little too highly. And the businesses mining – trolling – Social Media for business opportunities are valuing what we say a little too highly.

We fill our streams with vapid content, that can be used to garner sentiment. However it will not pay the rent.

by Hutch Carpenter

Tweets Offer Little Value in Understanding Customer Needs

Social media. A rich source of insight and opportunity for companies. Why, it’s an article of faith that customers are talking…on their terms…where they want. So get out there and…

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June 27, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Reputation management is such a big deal …

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Reputation Management 2.0

Reputation Management is important, and hiring Social Responsibility specialists works only when you follow their advice. It’s not like the White Washing of old, if your company stinks no amount of specialists can help you scrub off the stink when it’s business as usual.

This is why The Yes Men can make such an impact, many of the companies they target are forced to wash their laundry in public. The current case with Matthew Inman is another example.

I see another case of specialists being hired to make a perceived problem go away, rather than dealing with the actual issue which is that the current way of doing business stinks.

Allan Maurer
Reputation management is such a big deal these days that companies are hiring corporate social responsibility specialists. Social media is changing the way we do business.
Crisis management top success factor for chief communications officers | TechJournal

Crisis management top success factor for chief communications officers

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June 27, 2012 at 9:03 pm

6 Months of Security Links #2011

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I’m a regular curator of daily links, and like to give overviews of my collection of curated links and posts. This is partly as there are some good sources and articles in here and as I am working on a research project which I started based on a number of books I read.

I’m sure you’ll find something interesting in the items below – there are some gems in the list – and I dare to hazard the guess you might learn something you wanted to know. 🙂

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July 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm

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People Leaving Hyves #social #media

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Recently I, and others, have been seeing more and more messages on the Dutch social network Hyves from friends, mostly in their 20’s and 30’s, who say they are leaving Hyves for LinkedIn and FaceBook, leaving Hyves to a younger target group. I doubt that it has anything to do with the recent acquisition of Hyves by the newspaper group Telegraaf Media Groep. I can see some parallels with the use of MySpace, who – like Yahoo! – have recently started to lay-off employees, when they were acquired by News Corp.

In recent years Hyves innovation has been lacking for the users, even with the adoption of OpenSocial and other extension of the external services it supports, it has still been technology driven rather user driven. And mostly relying on innovation of external platforms and services, for which it partly pays. Having spoken with a number of Hyves employees in the past I get the idea that they have some innovative ideas up their sleeves, although I have yet to see good execution.

I don’t like to use words such as hemorrhage, so I won’t. 😉

Image source: Erno Hannink

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January 22, 2011 at 8:17 am

Playing with DataSift #curation

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Some weeks ago I got my beta access to , I was happy to get access and didn’t see time to use it. Yesterday evening I played with it for the first time, it was quite interesting to discover something which I suspected which was that they had their own query/modeling language called FSDL. It contains the ability to do queries over the data, including data over a map geo coordinates, which means I can do some complex queries to get the needed data. Once I submitted the query I was given an option to buy access to a stream of the data.

Datasift - Costs

I believe less is more, so I’m happy to see that they released their service with support for quite a number of services – Twitter, Tweetmeme, Buzz, Digg, RSS feeds – and makes it possible to do matches on different fields within the data set. And they have made the possibility to add your own datasources, which can be modeled in the same way as the existing datasources.

DataSift - FDSL Example Snypher

Above you can see an example FSDL that I wrote for the keyword .

A great tool, with many uses.

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January 15, 2011 at 10:02 am

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