Listening in on the buzzon May 10 in Blogroll, Slider by admin
I am not going to repeat that to get to really know your market nowadays you just have to start listening in on the buzz. Problem is, there is a million people talking and you need a way to cherry-pick relevant information or people to follow.
Back in the early days of twitter there were no apps that would sort this out for you and unless you were a programmer it was difficult to dissect twitter feed and save the relevant info in a meaningful way.
That’s when I found Yahoo Pipes , a little talked about project by Pasha Sadri, Ed Ho, Jonathan Trevor, Kevin Cheng and Daniel Raffel released in 2007. It is a “…a hosted service that lets you remix feeds and create new data mashups in a visual programming environment.” — Official Yahoo! Pipes Blog.
Pipes were very good at creating an RSS feed from Tweet Search that can be formatted the way I want and emailed to me on daily basis. What can I tell you, it was a goldmine! I still visit occasionally when I need a super-custom search on Twitter.
Today I mostly use Twilert to get daily updates on topis I am following. It has very well designed, easy-to-get-around interface and it is pretty customizable. However, in this day and age it’s not enough to get updates only daily so I use TweetDeck with few search columns always open and updates every 60 seconds.
Is it distracting?
It’s beautifully distracting…